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Clinical Findings in Ricin or Abrin Exposures

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Ricin and abrin are related toxins derived from ornamental beans that can cause multi-organ failure and death. Both toxins inhibit protein synthesis, and proteins associated with the source beans can cause anaphylaxis. They can be used as inhalational or gastrointestinal agents for mass exposures. They are most potent when administered parenterally.

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