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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Diagnostic Problems in Toxicology (Agriculture).
Author Hayes, Jr., Wayland J. ;
CORP Author Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Ga.
Year Published 1961
Stock Number PB-280 606
Additional Subjects Diagnosis ; Toxicology ; Pesticides ; Toxic diseases ; Signs and symptoms ; Patients ; Clinical medicine ; Therapy ; Insecticides ; Cholinesterase ; Allergic diseases ; Reprints ; Hypersensitivity ; Toxic substances ; Environmental health
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-280 606 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 8p
The chief basis for current diagnosis in toxicology is a history of adequate exposure to a chemical, associated with the presence of characteristic signs and symptoms. When both a clear history and clear signs are present, such a diagnosis is among the easiest in medicine. When either the history or signs are unclear or even lacking, such a diagnosis can be extremely difficult. Sometimes the patient, or those who accompany an unconscious patient, are simply unaware of an exposure which has occurred; or they may be aware of an exposure but completely uninformed about its significance. In such cases, a high index of suspicion on the part of the physician may lead to a correct diagnosis.