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1 Environmental Diseases
By: K.Mozaffari , MD, AP, CP

Mechanical Thermal

3 MECHANICAL TRAUMA Abrasion Contusion Laceration Incised wound
Puncture wound (Gunshot wounds)

4 Abrasion Superficial epidermal tears Bleeding under skin

5 Contusion (Bruise) Blunt object RBC extravasation Intact skin

6 Laceration Tear or streching of tissue Jagged & irregular edges
Intact bridging Vessels

7 INCISED WOUND Made by a sharp instrument Bridging vessels are severed

8 Puncture Wounds Made by a long narrow instrument
Penetrating: pierces tissues Perforating: traverses tissue to form an exit wound (Gunshot wounds)

9 Long distance & Close range

10 THERMAL INJURY Thermal burns Hyperthermia Hypothermia

11 Thermal burns 5000 deaths/yr in the U.S Many victims are children
Factors: Depth Percentage Inhalational injury Effective therapy

12 Thermal burns A-Full-thickness: III & IV degree
Epidermis & dermal appendages lost White, charred, dry or anesthetic B-Partial-thickness: I & II degree Appendages are spared Pink, mottled & painful Blisters form

13 If > 50 % of body surface: potentially fatal
If > 20 %: hypovolemic shock & edema Inhalation of heat & gases 1-Water-soluble: forms acids or alkalis with upper airway obstruction (chlorine, sulfur oxides, ammonia) 2-Lipid-soluble: deeper airways with pneumonitis (nitrous oxide, plastics)

14 Burn sepsis →organ failure
(leading cause of death) P.aeruginosa - S.aureus – Candida Cellular & humoral defenses fail Endotoxin from local site Renal failure, ARDS & septic shock Hypermetabolic state

15 Hyperthermia Heat exhaustion : most common, sudden onset
Heat Cramps: → Exercise leads to cramps Electrolyte loss & nl core body temperature Heat exhaustion : most common, sudden onset water depletion→ collapse (spontaneously resolves) Heat stroke: temperature & humidity Sweating ceases → core body temperature: Vasodilation ,muscle necrosis, arrhythmias & DIC

16 Hypothermia ambient & body temperature
At 90°F : loss of consciousness, bradycardia & AF Direct effects: crystals form Indirect effects: Slow onset ( Trench foot): edema & later atrophy with fibrosis Sudden onset ( Gangrene) :ischemia & later exudation

17 ELECTRICAL INJURY Burns (amperage & path within body)
VF, cardiorespiratory arrest Tetanic muscle spasm of chest wall High voltage: Extensive burns, medullary paralysis

18 Electromagnetic fields ( EMFs )
The formerly believed relationship between increased risk of cancer & EMF failed to be confirmed But when intense they can cause burns Also interfere with pacemakers

19 Injury by ionizing radiation
Waves: X , δ Neutrons & particles: proton, α , β DNA is the most important target types: 1-direct injury 2-indirect injury ( free radicals) Lipids of cell membrane & enzymatic proteins are also targeted


21 Roentgen: unit of X or δ that ionizes a specific volume of air (exposure measured) Rad =1cGy (centigray): 100erg energy/g tissue absorbed LET: (energy loss) electron volt/µm α > β > δ , X

22 α:restricted to a superficial area but with heavy damage
δ:less damage over a deeper course Body cell types: 1)vulnerable,high turnover: GI,BM, lymphoid 2)slower turnover: liver ,endothelium 3)nondividing:myocardium,brain Tissues have many cell types with complex effects ( vessels in the CNS)

23 Radiotherapy Nl cells have faster repair than tumoral cells Oxygen effect (free radicals): center of tumors are less vascular → less effective therapy High dose given to a small field is better tolerated than small dose in larger fields Alters gene expression : MYC,FOS,TNF induction TP53 activation : apoptosis

24 Morhpology Molecular level: DNA breaks lead to apoptosis by TP53
Deletion, translocation, fragmentation, polyploidy, aneuploidy

25 Morhpology Nuclear level: Swelling, condensation, clumping, apoptosis
Giant cells, pleomorphism At high doses, pyknosis & lysis are quick markers of cell death

26 Morhpology Cytoplasmic changes: Swelling mitochondrial distortion
ER degeneration cell membrane breaks

27 Morhpology Early vascular changes:
dilation→ endothelial swelling, vacuolation, wall necrosis, thrombosis rupture→ endothelial proliferation & medial thickening→ luminal obliteration Later, interstitial fibrosis leads to scarring & contractions

28 Acute vascular injury Fibrinoid necrosis edema

29 Chronic vascular injury
Subintimal fibrosis Lumen is occluded

30 Radiation fibrosis of breast stroma
Pleomorphic residual tumoral cells with multinucleation

31 Mediastinal fibrosis Pericardium is thick after radiation in a case of lung ca

32 Chronic radiation dermatitis
Epidermal atrophy Dermal fibrosis Subcutaneous vessels (telangiectasia)

33 Radiation effects on organ systems
Lymphopenia & shrinkage of lymphoid systems (thymus)


35 Radiation effects on organ systems
Granulocytes first rise, then fall to zero in the 2nd wk Platelets are similarly affected but with some delay Red cell precursors → anemia in 2nd -3rd wk (RBCs are resistant )

36 Malignant transformation:
Sublethal high doses: -Hiroshima & Chernobyl victims -radiologists Prolonged low-dose exposure: -radon daughters (α) : lung ca

37 Total-Body Irradiation
Even small doses can be devastating rad: acute radiation syndrome Lethal range begins at 200 rads Death is certain at 700 rads without Rx

38 syndromes Dose (rad) Manifestations Hematopoietic N&V cytopenias GI tract Severe sx diarrhea Hemorrhage Cerebral >5000 Listlessness drowsiness Convulsions Coma & death


40 MCQ 1 Which type of wound is produced by rubbing in which only the epidermal layer is removed? 1-laceration 2-abrasion 3-contusion 4-incision

41 MCQ 2 The primary target of ionizing radiation is? 1-RNA 2-DNA
3-Lipids 4-Proteins

42 MCQ 3 What is this lesion?

43 Abrasion

44 MCQ 4 Which cells are resistant to radiation?
1-gastrointestinal tract cells 2-lymphocytes 3-red blood cells 4-granulocytes

45 MCQ 5 A Full-thickness burn is not… 1-Pink, mottled, painful
2-anesthetic 3-III & IV degree 4-White, charred or dry

46 MCQ 6 What are the lesions?

47 Contusion (Bruise)

48 MCQ 7

49 laceration

50 Thank you For Your Attention

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