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Toxic exposure, chemical sensitivity, pyoderma gan
Posted by: Michael
Date: April 13, 2002 4:04 PM

I experienced a toxic exposure five years ago to burning polyurethane foam and welding fumes that resulted in a breakout of Pyroderma Gangrenosum but not in the typical way. The fire occurred in a room in a frozen dough freezer that had been turned off for maintenance. The residue of dough products, including dairy and eggs, were present and had digested into a stinking morass at the time of the fire. I am looking for any information of testing or treatment for the continuing effects of this condition. Can you supply any or refer me to someone who may have some answers?



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RE: Toxic Exposure, chemical sensitivity, pyoderma
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: April 14, 2002 11:07 AM

Here are the tests I have heard of for toxic exposures. Where there are numbers in parentheses, these are ICD-9 codes.

1. Chemical Antibodies by Antibody Assay Labs at (800)522-2611. Reflects general reaction to volatile organic compounds in general and formaldehyde, toluene, di-isocyante, and trimellitic anhydride in particular
2. Chemical Exposure Evaluation by Antibody Assay Labs at (800)522-2611. Documents tissue damage and autoimmune response to chemical exposure
3. Ketone Solvent Panel (Panel 10) by Accu-Chem at (800)437-8888 (982.8)
4. Chlorinated Pesticides (Panel 1) by Accu-Chem at (800)437-8888 (989.2)
5. Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCcool smiley (Panel 8) by Accu-Chem at (800)437-8888
6. The Sulfite/Sulfate Test by Meridian Valley Labs at (800)234-6825 (989.8)
7. Aliphatic Volatile Solvents (Panel 6) by Accu-Chem at (800)437-8888 (982.8)
8. Aromatic/Chlorinated Solvents (Panel4a) by Accu-Chem at (800)437-8888 (982.3)
For: benzene, zylene, chloroform, trichloroethylene, toluene, styrene, dichloro-methane, tetrachloroethylene, ethylbenzene, trimethylbenzenes, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, dichlorobenzens
9. Fecal Toxic Elements by Doctor's Data at (800)323-2784



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