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Exposures That May Be Associated with Cyanide Poisoning

Specialty:

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

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Description:

Exposure to cyanide (HCN) may occur as an unexpected event in a number of situations. Some exposures requires metabolism of cyanogenic (cyanide-producing) compounds in the gastrointestinal tract. Recognition of these sources can result in earlier diagnosis and treatment. Chronic, low dose exposures can be particularly difficult to recognize.

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