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SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
LONG TERM EFFECTS

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Signs and Symptoms Most Frequently Reported in Long-Term, Heavy Users
of Toluene-Containing Solvents

Short-term memory loss

Emotional instability

Cognitive impairment

Slurred and "scanning" speech

Wide-based ataxic gait

Staggering or stumbling

Nystagmus

Ocular flutter

Tremor

Optic neuropathy

Unilateral or bilateral hearing loss

Loss of sense of smell

Diffuse slowing of the EEG

Abnormal or absent brainstem auditory-evoked response

Diffuse cerebral,cerebellar, and brainstem atrophy

Enlarged ventricles and widening of cortical sulci, especially in the frontal or temporal cortex

 

-Gordon T. Pryor, Ph.D.

 


 

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