n/a
Abstract Title:

Preliminary report on aerotoxic syndrome (AS) and the need for diagnostic neurophysiological tests.

Abstract Source:

Am J Electroneurodiagnostic Technol. 2009 Sep ;49(3):260-79. PMID: 19891417

Abstract Author(s):

Margaret A Hale, Judith A Al-Seffar

Article Affiliation:

Margaret A Hale

Abstract:

Researchers have found, in studies carried out over several years, that many passengers and crew, following their recent flights in commercial jet aeroplanes, have become unwell, with a range of symptoms in common. This condition, which has not yet been officially recognised, is called Aerotoxic Syndrome (AS). It seems to be caused, primarily, by neurotoxic organophosphates contaminating the air circulating in jet cabins. Patients with such symptoms may visit their GPs, who then arrange diagnostic tests. Some of their symptoms fall within the jurisdiction of diagnostic neurophysiological investigations, but neurophysiology practitioners may be unaware of this syndrome. Until AS is officially recognised as an illness, and guidelines for diagnostic procedures established, patients requiring specific investigations may not be appropriately referred, or tests may be performed unnecessarily. This report seeks to stimulate debate within the field, and facilitate studies, if needed, to help define the diagnostic criteria.

Study Type : Commentary
Additional Links

Print Options


Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2021 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.