Disease Information for Trichlorethylene (TCE) ingestion/inhalation

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Numbness of face
Low Blood Pressure
Nausea
Vomiting
Dizziness/Dizzy
Headache
Headache, frontal
Lightheadedness/giddyness/spacey
Unconscious/Narcosis status
Vertigo
Bronchospasm signs
Wheezing
Acutely ill patient/signs
Collapse/Prostration
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Trichloroacetic acid levels positive
URINE Trichloroacetic acid/salts
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Asthma
Cardiomyopathy
Coma/Unconscious
Hallucinations
Hypotension
Leukemia
Peripheral neuropathy
Polyneuritis
Syncope/Fainting
Toxic peripheral/polyneuropathy
Trigeminal neuralgia
Polyneuropathy
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Bronchospasm
Process
PROCESS/Poison/specific (category)
Toxin
TOXIN/Chlorinated hydrocarbon/solvent (ex)
TOXIN/Contaminates Groundwater/wells
TOXIN/Onset Immediate/Minutes
TOXIN/Persistent organic pollutant (POP)
TOXIN/Poison/Gaseous/inhaled toxic (category)
TOXIN/Poison/Solvents/industrial (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
ingestion inhalation, Trichlorethylene (TCE), Synonym/TCE (Trichloroethylene), Synonym/Trichlorethane variant
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Contraindication
RX/Ipecac/Emetic
Other Treatments
TX/Gastric lavage.
TX/Expectant/supportive treatment.
Definition

Chlorinated hydrocarbon common use in industry as degreaser and cleaning agent; remote use as anesthetic; persistent organic pollutant often in groundwater; exposure assessed by measuring trichloroacetic [acetate] in urine or blood; acutely causes narcosis, drowsiness,confusion, headache, ataxia; chronic exposure causes immune dysfunction, cancer, and trigeminal neuropathy; known agent for leukemias and bladder cancer [toxicology secrets, ling and clark;2001]

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