Author(s): Chittasobhaktra T, Wannanukul W, Wattanakrai P, Pramoolsinsap C, Sohonslitdsuk A,
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Abstract Trichloroethylene, a chlorinated hydrocarbon has been reported to cause many adverse health effects. This paper describes a female patient presenting with rather unusual manifestation secondary to trichloroethylene (TCE) exposure, i.e. hepatitis and generalized dermatitis. The diagnosis was confirmed by positive skin patch testing with 50 per cent TCE solution. After withdrawal from the exposure site, her symptoms improved and liver function test returned to baseline level after a three-months period of follow-up. TCE induced immunologic reaction has been postulated as the pathological process of this illness.
This article was published in J Med Assoc Thai
and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy