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Can a victim of paint thinner poisoning recover?

Some people with paint thinner poisoning never become ill, and some who require treatment for respiratory problems recover within days or weeks. People exposed to hydrocarbons over long periods may develop serious chronic problems such as anemia or leukemia, and some complications can be fatal. Life-threatening complications of paint thinner poisoning include severe lung inflammation, massive lung infection, and blood-filled fluid within the lungs.

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How is paint thinner poisoning diagnosed?
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The diagnosis of paint thinner poisoning is based on a history of exposure to a hydrocarbon, symptom...
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Is paint thinner poisoning serious?
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Paint thinner poisoning can be very serious, depending on several factors. The severity varies accor...
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What are the symptoms of paint thinner poisoning?
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The symptoms of paint thinner poisoning can vary according to the type of toxic hydrocarbon that ent...
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What poses the risk of paint thinner poisoning?
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Exposure to substances that contain hydrocarbons poses a risk of paint thinner poisoning. Inhalation...
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