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Neuropathy in a petrol sniffer.
  1. D M Hall,
  2. J Ramsey,
  3. M S Schwartz,
  4. D Dookun


    A 4 year old boy developed a profound motor neuropathy after repeated deliberate inhalation of petroleum vapour. The condition was characterised by extreme slowing of the nerve conduction velocity. He made a gradual recovery over six months. The neuropathy was attributed to the N-hexane component of petroleum.

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