Gasoline sniffing, lead poisoning, and myoclonus

K. S. Hansen, Frank R Sharp

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Repeated intoxication by prolonged and deliberate inhalation of leaded gasoline vapors (gasoline sniffing) has been described and reviewed. Lead encephalopathy associated with gasoline sniffing has rarely been reported. This case report illustrates the dangers of prolonged inhalation of leaded gasoline vapors, with resultant organic lead poisoning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1375-1376
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Issue number13
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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