Question – What colorless and highly flammable gas is used or produced in the leather tanning, pulp and paper processing and rayon manufacturing industries and is variously known as “swamp gas”, “stink damp”, and “sour damp”?View full post for answer.
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Question – What sub-types of C. botulinum most commonly cause infant botulism in the United States?View full post for answer.
Question – What is the mechanism for the development of tick paralysis?View full post for answer.
Question – What triad of symptoms has been associated with severe cases involving the inhalation of mercury vapor?View full post for answer.
Question – Konzo is a paralytic disease, prevalent in some parts of the emerging world, associated with dietary cyanide poisoning from the cyanogenic plant known as cassava (Manihot esculenta). Epidemiologic studies have shown which groups to be most likely to be affected by this disorder?View full post for answer.
Question – Anthrax meningitis may complicate primary inhalational anthrax, gastrointestinal anthrax and/or cutaneous anthrax. On a worldwide basis which form of anthrax most commonly gives rise to anthrax meningitis?View full post for answer.
Question – The article cited below notes melasma is “a common, acquired skin condition that is characterized by symmetric, irregular brown or grayish brown patches on sun-exposed areas such as the forehead and malar prominences and less commonly the neck and forearms.” The most common treatment for melasma involves topical applications of the chemical hydroquinone to induce hypopigmentation. What is the mechanism for this effect?View full post for answer.
Question – What are the clinical characteristics of the leukoencephalopathy that may develop as a result of the inhalation of heroin pyrolysate (“chasing the dragon”)?View full post for answer.
Question – The use of black tar heroin poses a heightened risk for wound botulism attributable to its production, preparation and mode of use. How do each of these parameters (production, preparation and mode of use) contribute to the increased risk for the development of wound botulism in users of black tar heroin?View full post for answer.
Question – What are the factors that may play a role in the notion that infants and children are at higher risk than adolescents and adults for environmental toxicants?View full post for answer.