chloracne


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chloracne

[klȯr′ak·nē]
(medicine)
An acnelike eruption caused by chlorinated hydrocarbons.
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Health status and plasma dioxin levels in chloracne cases 20 years after the Seveso, Italy accident.
Exposure to high levels causes the severe skin condition chloracne.
Short-term exposure of humans to high levels of dioxins may result in skin lesions, such as chloracne and patchy darkening of the skin, and altered liver function.
These include, for example, reproduction and development effects, depression of the immune system, severe skin conditions such as chloracne, and cancers.
Other known health effects include chloracne and if exposure is prenatal, it can cause a range of disorders from developmental delays, cognitive deficits and increased pigmentation (GBPSR, 2000; Wigle, 2003).
1993) assert that the only adverse health effects attributable to PCB exposure are dermal: inflammation or edema of skin and eyes, thickening of skin and fingernails, and chloracne (pustules, blackheads, or cysts in malar regions of the face, the scalp, and the back of the neck).
The dioxin in Yushchenko's system caused chloracne, a type of adult acne caused by exposure to toxic chemicals.
The massive quantities of it found in Yushchenko's system caused chloracne, a type of adult acne caused by exposure to toxic chemicals.
People exposed to large amounts of dioxins can develop a acne-like lesions called chloracne.
But London toxicologist Professor John Henry said the marks were chloracne, an acute form of acne which can be caused by dioxins.