Disease Information for Ricin poisoning/Inhaled terrorist exposure: Definition

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  • Ricin is derived from castor beans; Highly toxic purgative cathartic when ingested and toxic gastroenteritis with shock; Also causes lethal effect in small doses of inhaled powder;Fever, cough, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and hypotension within eight hour;death in 24-72 hours; mass exposure community high incidence of death;delay after exposure but then hemorrhagic features with pulmonary edema and diarrhea

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