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This prospective 5-yr follow-up study of 1,241 textile workers from three mills was designed to determine the pattern and course of byssinosis in India and to distinguish this disease from chronic bronchitis. The initial prevalence of byssinosis was 14% in carding sections, 10% in spinning sections, and 11% in winding sections. In these dusty sections, the… (More)
Hysterical aphonia is characterized by abrupt loss of voice without neurological or laryngeal cause and is preceded by conflicts or other stressor. This case report describes the use offaradic stimuli in a case of recurrent hysterical aphonia.