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In 108 workers occupationally exposed to benzene, toluene and xylene the numbers of lymphocytes containing intact lysosomes having cytochemically determined activity of N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase (NAG) were calculated in the peripheral blood. The benzene, toluene and xylene concentration in the air of at work places were 0-370, 0-580 and 0-506 mg/cu.(More)
The toxic effects of environmental factors at work places on the hematopoietic and immune systems are of basic importance due to the time of exposure, lasting on average 8 hours daily during one week. Porphyrinurias and porphyrias have been observed after exposure to hexachlorobenzene, chlorinated dibenzodioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls, polybrominated(More)
In 132 patients suffering from various malignancies, including uterine carcinoma, breast cancer, gastric carcinoma, cancer of the colon, and additionally, patients with uterine myomas and endometriosis an increased activity of AP within the peripheral blood neutrophils could be stated by using a histochemical method. According to the author's opinion an(More)
Enzymatic equipment in peripheral blood neutrophils has been determined in 10 women with cervical carcinoma, 5 with carcinoma of the uterus body and 30 women with myomas of the uterus. Using cytochemical techniques the authors observed the intracellular deficiency of N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase accompanied by diminished absolute count of the(More)
In 106 workers (47 women and 59 men) having occupational contact with organic solvents containing benzene and its homologues during 1 to 122 months the quantitative evaluation of the white blood cell and the platelet system has been performed. In workers having longer time of service than 55 months the decreased T and the "non-T, non-B" lymphocyte count as(More)
The immunoglobulins' concentrations and T lymphocyte subsets during occupational exposures to microwave radiation were assessed. In the workers of retransmission TV center and center of satellite communications on increased IgG and IgA concentration and decreased count of lymphocytes and T8 cells was found. However, in the radar operators IgM concentration(More)
Anabolic steroid use is widespread and has been associated with a variety of pathological conditions. The subject of this case is a 22 years old man with cerebral ischaemic stroke. He had no previous medical complaints but had a history of anabolic steroid abuse. This case presents a side effect of long term abuse of these drugs.
The mercury concentration in the blood and urine as well as the IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, and IgM serum concentration was assayed in 89 men working during varying time intervals in a chlorine production plant using a mercury electrolysis method. In none of the workers studied the blood mercury concentration exceeded 50 micrograms x 1-1 and only in two cases the(More)
UNLABELLED Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a multifunctional cytokine that regulates the immune response, differentiation of B cells, activation of T lymphocytes and acute phase reactions. AIM OF THE STUDY Quantitation of interleukin-6 in cerebrospinal fluid from patients with purulent bacterial meningitis (PBM) and viral meningitis (VM) on the first day of(More)