Agent 15 Poisoning Follow-up

Updated: Apr 10, 2015
  • Author: Geoffrey M Fitzgerald, MD; Chief Editor: Duane C Caneva, MD, MSc  more...
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Follow-up

Further Inpatient Care

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  • Monitor victims of Agent 15 or other anticholinergics as inpatients until the drug has cleared from the body. This process can take up to 3-4 days in some patients.

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Complications

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  • Long-term effects from poisoning by Agent 15 or other related glycolate anticholinergics are very unlikely.

  • Severe exposures may require several days of observation before the patient is clear of anticholinergic effects.

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Prognosis

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  • Prognosis is excellent, with few neurologic sequelae.

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Patient Education

For excellent patient education resources, see eMedicineHealth's patient education articles Chemical Warfare and Personal Protective Equipment.

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