Chloropicrin Poisoning Clinical Presentation

Updated: Dec 05, 2013
  • Author: Kermit D Huebner, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Robert G Darling, MD, FACEP  more...
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History

Clinicians should attempt to elicit an accurate history to involve the setting of exposure. This may occur as an occupational exposure, as an intentional and unintentional industrial release, or as a terrorist attack.

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Physical

Physical manifestations depend on the route of exposure.

  • Skin - Evidence of chemical burns or dermatitis manifested by red, cracked, irritated, or bluish skin
  • Eyes - Pain, redness, and tearing
  • Respiratory - Coughing, labored breathing, rales, and rhonchi
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