A case of organic solvent exposure and temporal lobe demyelination

J Soc Occup Med. Summer 1991;41(2):83-5. doi: 10.1093/occmed/41.2.83.


A 42-year-old, previously healthy man, developed dizziness and headaches. A CT scan revealed areas of demyelination in the left temporal lobe. He had been exposed to large amounts of organic solvents for most of his working life and as other possibilities could be excluded it was suspected that this was the cause.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Demyelinating Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Demyelinating Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Demyelinating Diseases / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Occupational Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Occupational Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Occupational Diseases / physiopathology
  • Solvents / toxicity*
  • Temporal Lobe / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Solvents