Chronic occupational exposure to solvents or petroleum distillation products such as jet fuel can result cause an organic brain syndrome, which may be manifested by neuropsychiatric symptoms.

Jet fuel is a mixture of aliphatic hydrocarbons and organic solvents.


Symptoms of organic brain syndrome with neurasthenia include:

(1) fatigue with mental and physical exhaustion

(2) anxiety

(3) mood changes including depression

(4) memory difficulties

(5) psychosomatic symptoms

(6) personality change

(7) reduced manual dexterity (clumsiness)

(8) peripheral neuropathy

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