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Acute dermal and inhalation exposure to 4-vinylpyridine--a case report.


PMID 22010463

Abstract

To the best of our knowledge there are only few reports in medical literature concerning the acute dermal exposure to 4-Vinylpyridine (4-VP). We describe a dermal and inhalation exposure to 4-VP followed by systemic symptoms and local injury. A 58-year old female, with non significant previous medical history, was admitted to the ward with the signs of vertigo, weakness and local pain in the foot dorsal region after exposition to few drops of 4-VP. After 7 days of the treatment all symptoms resolved. Vinylpyridines are irritant and corrosive substances which can lead to skin damage. In case of inhalation exposure the late onset of systemic symptoms should be taken into account.