AW: [Histonet] Raynaud's Syndrome

From:"Gudrun Lang"

I am sorry to hear about your illness. What I can tell you ist, that I had a
workmate, who has been working for thirty years in histology. She is
retarded in 1999. She has also Mb. Raynaud (that's the disease with the
"white fingers"?). And latetly I was told, that she is consulting the
doctors because of another autoimmun-disease, where the esophagus is
affected. I don't know the details, but I think there was no examination
about connections between the diseases and the chemical exposition during
her livetime.
I can remember, that she told us about airdrying xylol-wet slides on the
radiatior ....

Just one story of a histotech
Gudrun Lang

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Gesendet: Donnerstag, 10. Februar 2005 19:49
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Betreff: [Histonet] Raynaud's Syndrome

I have developed Raynaud's and I am awaiting diagnosis for suspected
autoimmune diseases and I have a collegue who worked with the some of the
same chemicals who is disabled with mixed connective tissue disease.
Raynaud's has been linked to vinyl chloride, cryostats and vibrating
machines (vibrotomes) but I have not worked with any of these.  I have
worked with the traditional histology chemicals, solvents, and
methymethacrylate.  I am interested in seeing if there is a link between
histologists and autoimmune diseases, and which chemicals may be implicated.
I would greatly appreciate any information anyone has on any of these

Thank you,

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