Neuropathic Symptoms in World Trade Center Disaster Survivors and Responders

Marc Wilkenfeld, Melissa Fazzari, Jacqueline Segelnick, Mark Stecker

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume58
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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