Effects of trichothecene mycotoxins on the nervous system

Giora Feuerstein, Roseanne M. Lorenzana, Val Richard Beasley

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Abstract

Symptoms reported for humans suggest that a toxic effect on the nervous system follows trichothecene exposure. Persons allegedly exposed to “yellow rain” complained of nausea, headache, confusion, decreased memory, anxiety, decreased visual and auditory acuity, decreased sense of balance and libido, anorexia, fever, and seizures. Patients with alimentary toxic aleukia (ATA) demonstrated impaired nervous reflexes, depression, hyperesthesia, disorientation, delirium, hallucinations, headaches, hypalgesia, paresis, and loss of taste, smell, vision, hearing, and/or memory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTrichothecene Mycotoxicosis Pathophysiologic Effects
PublisherCRC Press
Pages111-122
Number of pages12
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9781351355957
ISBN (Print)9781138550094
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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