Organophosphorus ester-induced delayed neuropathy

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4rhl1981

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Hi found this study and was wondering how many people on this forum know if they have been exposed to this.
Delayed effects
Organophosphorus ester-induced delayed neuropathy takes at least 10 days to develop following a single acute exposure. The effects of cumulative doses occur over a period of weeks following exposure.
Cramping, tingling, ataxia, and weakness in the lower extremities, progressing to generalized weakness, may be seen in severe cases. Occasionally, a picture resembling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis may be seen in long-term exposure.

http://www.emedicine.com/neuro/TOPIC286.HTM
 

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Hi 4rhl1981

Hi 4rhl1981:

I can tell you my husband who was a duster pilot for 23 yrs. in Baja California, Mexico; was exposed to Organophosphate Pesticides for several yrs. sometimes a hose would brake and he was showered with it; we mentioned this to his Neurologist but he said there was no known cause for ALS.

I truly believe this was one thing to blame for my husband getting A.L.S.
from which he died last Dec.30th; after struggling 2 and 1/2 yrs.


I sure wish a cure is found soon, this is a sickness not very well known in Mexico; if anybody hears Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis they think about Multiple Sclerosis; even
doctor's who are not neurologist get confused.

Paty
Cals to late husband Jorge
Baja California, México
DX 10/17/05
Died 12/39/07
 

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Thank you for your response.
 
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