Hydrocarbon exposure and glomerulonephritis: evidence from patients' occupations

Lancet. 1983 Nov 26;2(8361):1214-6. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(83)91268-0.


The occupations, as given in the national public census 1975, of 124 adult patients with non-systemic glomerulonephritis were compared with those of the general population in the catchment area of the hospital. Occupations assumed to be linked with exposure to organic solvents or fuels were commoner among patients than in the general population. The finding supports the idea that such exposure is causal in glomerulonephritis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Glomerulonephritis / chemically induced*
  • Glomerulonephritis / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Hydrocarbons / adverse effects*
  • Mathematics
  • Middle Aged
  • Models, Biological
  • Occupational Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Occupations


  • Hydrocarbons