Objective: The objective of this research is to determine whether responders and survivors of the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster experience symptoms of neuropathy at a rate higher than those not exposed. Methods: A survey of neuropathic symptoms in patients who were and were not exposed at the WTC based upon the Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument (MNSI). Results: Even after correction for medical comorbidities, age, and depression, neuropathic symptoms are much more common in those exposed to WTC dust and increase with increasing exposure. Conclusions: This study provides evidence that exposure to WTC dust is associated with neuropathic symptoms.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health