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Dosing of Potassium Iodide in Radiation Emergency

Purpose:

To treat a patient exposed to radioactive iodine during a radiation emergency using potassium iodide as a blocking agent.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology

Objective:

dosage calculations

ICD-10:

T66

Description:

When radioactive iodine is released, as after the Chernobyl disaster, it can be absorbed into the human thyroid gland. Potassium iodide can be taken to block this uptake.

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