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JBUMS 1999, 1(3): 14-17 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of chronic effects of chemical warfare on PFT in Iranian combatants during Iran-Iraq war
Kh Bidjani *, AA Moghadam Nia
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Objective: In the imposed Iraq-Iran war during 1985, 1986 and 1988, soldiers injured by chemical warfare were referred to us by the Mostazefan foundation and Sepah for evaluation of their pulmonary status. Methods: Pulmonary function tests (PFT) were performed on these patients to evaluate the pattern of abnormality: Particularly focusing on the chronic changes that took place during the long interval between contact with chemical agents and PFT. Findings: A total of 52 patients were evaluated of whom 26 (51%) showed obstructive pattern, 21 (38%) were normal and 5 (11%) showed restrictive pattern. The majority of patients were 20-40 years of age. The minimum time interval between contact and PFT was 6 years. Conclusion: From this study was can probably conclude that the major effect of chemical agents on the airway is obstruction and that over a period of time this will be reversible.
Keywords: Chemical warfare, Iraq-Iran war, Pulmonary function tests
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Biochemical
Accepted: 2014/05/25 | Published: 2014/05/25


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Bidjani K, Moghadam Nia A. Evaluation of chronic effects of chemical warfare on PFT in Iranian combatants during Iran-Iraq war. JBUMS. 1999; 1 (3) :14-17
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