Formaldehyde

Etiology of Formaldehyde Exposure

  • Smoke Inhalation (see Smoke Inhalation, [[Smoke Inhalation]])
  • Disinfectant
  • Embalming
  • Paper and Photographic Industries
  • Insulators
  • Textile Workers
  • Laboratories

Physiology

Exposure

  • Ingestion: xxx
  • Inhalation: xxx

Mechanism of Injury

  • Mechanism of Injury: direct irritation of mucous membranes and skin

Formaldehyde Metabolism

  • xxx

Clinical Manifestations of Formaldehyde Ingestion

Renal Manifestations

Elevated Osmolal Gap (see Serum Osmolality, [[Serum Osmolality]])

  • Physiology: xxxx
  • Diagnosis

Clinical Manifestations of Formaldehyde Inhalation

Pulmonary Manifestations


Clinical Manifestations of Dermal Exposure

Dermatologic Manifestations


Clinical Manifestations of Ocular Exposure

Ophthalmologic Manifestations

  • Ocular Irritation

References

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