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Vesicants

  • Stephen J. Traub
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Summary

Vesicant agents were commonly used during World War I, and produced hundreds of thousands of casualties. Although used infrequently since that time, vesicant agents are established Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs), and therefore a potential tool for terrorists everywhere. Clinicians should understand the chemistry, presentation, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and treatment in the event of vesicant gas attacks in order to be adequately prepared.

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Pulmonary Toxicity Nerve Agent Sulfur Mustard Chemical Weapon Beth Israel Deaconess Medical 
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© Springer Science +Business Media, LLC 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen J. Traub
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  1. 1.Division of ToxicologyBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBoston
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBoston

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