oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - The role of the anaesthestist during biological, chemical or nuclear incidents : registrar prize
Extracted from text ... REGISTRAR PRIZE 19 The role of the anaesthestist during biological, chemical or nuclear incidents Mustard gas Mustard gas causes no initial eye irritation and smells faintly of mustard, garlic 1, 6 or onion. Acute effect starts within 4-12 hours post-exposure, and diffuse erythema occurs in exposed skin with oedema and 1st degree chemical burns. Eighty five percent of patients have reported eye problems recovering over weeks after sloughing of the cornea. Tracheobronchitis follows several hours after exposure in 70% of victims. Bronchospasm is common. Airway collapse and pulmonary haemorrhage, and oedema with secondary infection are factors that mandate intensive ..
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