Spanish toxic oil syndrome

name given to an epidemic of acute pneumonia with pulmonary edema, fever, and pseudoscleroderma (rash, myalgia, and eosinophilia), sometimes with neuromuscular damage or fatal respiratory failure. It occurred in Spain in 1981 after contaminated cooking oil was sold by traveling salesmen. The toxin has not been identified. Called also toxic oil s.

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