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Human Genome Epidemiology: A Scientific Foundation for Using Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease

 

 

 

Genetic Testing of Railroad Track Workers with Carpal Tunnel

P. A. Schulte, Geoffrey Lomax


 

Table 29-1
Some Occupations Associated With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Meat packers
Sewing machine operators
Ski manufacturers
Poultry processors
Automobile assembly
Grinders
Platers
Frozen food factory workers
Packaging machine workers
Electrical component assembly
Data entry keyers

(NIOSH, 1997)

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Table 29-2
Medical Conditions Associated With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Anatomic




Neuropathic



Inflammatory







Alteration of Fluid Balance

Ganglion
Neuroma
Lipoma
Myeloma

Diabetes
Alcoholism
Amyloidosis

Tenosynovitis
Hypertrophic synovium
Rheumatoid arthritis
Gout
Dermatomyositis
Scleroderma
Systemic lupus erythematosus

Pregnancy
Myxedema
Obesity
Long-term hemodialysis

(adapted from Sternbach, 1999)

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