||Epidemiological Notes and Reports: Pentachlorophenol Poisoning in Newborn Infants.
||National Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Ga.
Toxic diseases ;
Signs and symptoms ;
Blood chemical analysis ;
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||From April to August 1967, nine cases of a clinically distinct illness characterized by fever and profuse sweating occurred in a small nursery for newborns in St. Louis, Missouri. Two of the cases were fatal. Only after the ninth case developed was it discovered that an antimildew agent, containing a high concentration of sodium pentachlorophenate (the sodium salt of pentachlorophenol), was being used in the hospital laundry. All of the clinical, epidemiological, and biochemical evidence indicated that this outbreak resulted from pentachlorophenol poisoning. The only identified mode of exposure was skin absorption of sodium pentachlorophenate residues on diapers and other fabrics, resulting from the misuse of the antimildew agent in the final laundry rinse.
||Pub. in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, v16 n40 p334-335 n.d.
||Included in the report, Journal Articles on Chemical Residues in Man, PB-276 320.
||Reprint: Epidemiological Notes and Reports: Pentachlorophenol Poisoning in Newborn Infants.
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||6E; 6T; 57E; 57Y
||(Order as PB-276 320, MF A01)