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Withdrawal Symptoms in Workers Exposed to Nitroglycerine
  1. R. P. Lund,
  2. J. Häggendal,
  3. G. Johnsson
  1. AB Bofors Nobelkrut, Bofors, Sweden
  2. The Department of Pharmacology, University of Göteborg, Sweden


    Several reports during the last few years have described chest pain and sudden death in workers exposed to nitroglycol in combination with nitroglycerine. A report is given here of nine persons suffering from chest pain (including one sudden death) after exposure to nitroglycerine alone. The pains occurred between 30 and 65 hours after termination of the exposure. The differential diagnosis from angina pectoris is discussed.

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