Disease/Syndrome

Raynaud's phenomenon

Category

Chronic Poisoning

Acute/Chronic

Chronic

Biomedical References

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Comments

A sentinel health event (occupational) associated with exposure to whole body or segmental vibration and vinyl chloride polymerization; [Mullan] In the past, Raynaud's phenomenon of chemical origin was seen in workers with exposures to high concentrations of vinyl chloride monomer. A scleroderma-like syndrome has also been reported in workers exposed to vinyl chloride monomer. [Rosenstock, p. 537] Raynaud's phenomenon was described in people drinking well water high in arsenic; [Rosenstock, p. 947] and also in smelter workers. [Lagerkvist BE, et al. Arsenic and Raynaud's phenomenon. Vasospastic tendency and excretion of arsenic in smelter workers before and after the summer vacation. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 1988;60(5):361-4]

Latency/Incubation

Weeks to months

Diagnostic

Clinical

ICD-9 Code

433.0

Reference Link

CCOHS - Raynaud's Phenomenon

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