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Ataxia with Parkinsonism and dystonia after intentional inhalation of liquefied petroleum gas

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, May 2015
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Title
Ataxia with Parkinsonism and dystonia after intentional inhalation of liquefied petroleum gas
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, May 2015
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s80460
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Authors

Massimiliano Godani, Francesca Canavese, Sonia Migliorini, Massimo del Sette

Abstract

The practice of inhaling liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to commit suicide is uncommon and almost exclusively a prerogative of the prison population. Numerous cases of sudden deaths caused by intentional propane and/or butane inhalation have been described, but these cases survived and a description of the consequences is very rare. We describe a prisoner who survived after voluntary inhalation of LPG, and who developed ataxia, Parkinsonism, and dystonia. Brain MRI showed bilateral hyperintensity in the basal ganglia and in the cerebellar hemispheres. The clinical evolution and the MRI abnormalities are similar to those described in cases of poisoning by CO where the mechanism of brain injury is related to histotoxic hypoxia. We believe that LPG, considered until now a mixture of gas with low neurotoxic power, may have caused direct toxic damage to the brain, mediated by a mechanism of hypoxia, such as in CO intoxication.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 31 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 29%
Other 4 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 13%
Researcher 3 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Other 6 19%
Unknown 3 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 29%
Psychology 6 19%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 10%
Neuroscience 2 6%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 6 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 May 2015.
All research outputs
#8,769,287
of 14,535,828 outputs
Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#1,296
of 2,442 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#113,927
of 230,224 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#32
of 39 outputs
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