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Neurosci Behav Physiol. 2010 May;40(4):467-70. doi: 10.1007/s11055-010-9281-9.

Dyscirculatory encephalopathy in Chernobyl disaster clean-up workers (a 20-year study).

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Altai State Medical University, Department of Nervous Diseases with Neurology and Reflex Therapy, Regional War Veterans' Hospital, Barnaul, Russia.

Abstract

Results obtained over 20-years of following 536 Chernobyl clean-up workers and 436 control subjects are presented. Dyscirculatory encephalopathy developed more frequently in persons exposed to radiation at age 30 years. As compared with the control group, workers were characterized by early onset of disease, faster progression, stable symptomatology for 5-6 years, and further progression of disease in the form of autonomic dysfunction, psycho-organic syndrome, and epilepsy. Major strokes were also more common in clean-up workers.

PMID:
20333499
DOI:
10.1007/s11055-010-9281-9
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