chloracne


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chloracne

 [klor-ak´ne]
an acneiform eruption, caused by exposure to chlorine compounds.

chlor·ac·ne

(klōr-ak'nē),
An acnelike eruption due to occupational contact, by inhalation or ingestion or through the skin, with certain chlorinated compounds (naphthalenes and diphenyls) used as insulators, insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides, including Agent Orange; keratinous plugs (comedones) form in the pilosebaceous orifices, and variously sized small papules (2 to 4 mm) develop.
Synonym(s): tar acne

chloracne

(klôr-ăk′nē)
n.
An acnelike skin disorder caused by prolonged exposure to chlorinated hydrocarbons.

chloracne

An acneiform eruption of blackheads, cysts and pustules on the cheeks, behind the ears, in axilla and the groin, linked to exposure to halogenated aromatic compounds (e.g., chlorinated dioxins and dibenzofurans, and herbicides such as Agent Orange).

chloracne

Occupational dermatology A condition caused by halogenated organic compounds–eg, chlorinated chemicals

chlor·ac·ne

, chlorine acne (klōr-ak'nē, klōr'ēn ak'nē)
An occupational acnelike eruption due to prolonged contact with some chlorinated compounds.
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CHLORACNE: In a Vietnam veteran who was exposed to Agent Orange

chloracne

(klor-ăk′nē)
Generalized acne that usually occurs after industrial exposure to chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) or dioxin.
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chloracne

An ACNE-like skin eruption caused by frequent contact with chlorinated hydrocarbons.
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Health status and plasma dioxin levels in chloracne cases 20 years after the Seveso, Italy accident.
Department of Defense has chosen to compensate people who claim they are suffering particular long-term ill effects (chronic lymphocytic leukemia, soft tissue sarcoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and chloracne) from previous dioxin exposure.
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.
These include sufficient evidence of soft-tissue sarcoma, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and chloracne, and suggestive evidence of respiratory cancers (lung, bronchus, larynx, trachea), prostate cancer, multiple myeloma, acute and subacute transient peripheral neuropathy, porphyria cutanea tarda, type 2 diabetes, spina bifida and acute myelogenous in the children of veterans.