Disease Information for Arsenical drugs

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Body odor increased/changed
Palmar keratosis
Rash, desquamative
Paresthesias
Symmetric Polyneuropathy
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Arsenic toxic levels (Lab)
HAIR/Arsenic levels
NAIL/Arsenic levels (Lab)
Diagnostic Test Results
X-RAY
Xray/Radiopaque material/pills in gut/ABD
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Anemia, hemolytic, toxic
Arsenic poisoning
Drug induced Cardiomyopathy/Cardiotoxicity.
Erythema multiforme
Herpes zoster
Myocarditis
Myocarditis, toxic
Painful neuropathy
Toxic Encephalopathy/Poisoning
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Antibiotic/Antimicrobial drugs (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Acquired Neuropathy
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Dimercaprol (BAL)
RX/Penicillamine (Cupramine)
RX/Succimer (DMSA)
Definition

Arsenical drugs are used for trypanosomiasis and other infections; organic arsenic toxicity occurs with cumulative dosing; Disorders associated with acute or chronic exposure to compounds containing ARSENIC (ARSENICALS) which may be fatal; an encephalopathy which may manifest as SEIZURES, mental status changes, and COMA; Chronic exposure is associated with mucosal irritation, desquamating rash, myalgias, peripheral neuropathy and renal failure

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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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