Disease Information for Formaldehyde/formalin poisoning

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Arrhythmia signs/irregular pulse
Dizzy on Standing/Giddy Response
Irregular rhythm/heartbeat
Orthostatic drop in blood pressure
Burning blebs/sudden appearance/skin
Burning/stinging skin sensations/diffuse
Yellow skin discoloration
Abdominal Pain
Abdominal Pain Crampy
Diarrhea
Diarrhea, explosive
Diarrhea, fulminant
Nausea
Odynophagia/Pain on swallowing/Phagadynia
Vomiting
Palate edema/Soft palate
Palate Erythema/Soft Palate
Unconscious/Narcosis status
Pharyngeal edema/throat swelling
Acutely ill patient/signs
Collapse/Prostration
Lacrimation/excess tearing
Tearing
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Course/Catastrophic presentation/onset
Demographics & Risk Factors
Occupational Factors
Occupation/Histopathology/lab technician
Occupation/Pathologist/Deaner
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Anion gap (Lab)
pH, arterial blood (Lab)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Acidosis
Acidosis, metabolic
Cardiac arrhythmias
Coma/Unconscious
Corrosive esophagitis/gastritis
Dermatitis/Chronic rash
Hypochloremic metabolic alkalosis
Metabolic Acidosis with High Anion Gap
Orthostatic syncope Hypotension
Pulmonary edema/non-cardiogenic
Syncope/Fainting
Toxic hepatitis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Tissue hypoxia/potential
Process
PROCESS/Poison/specific (category)
Toxin
TOXIN/Highly soluble irritant gas (eyes>lungs)
TOXIN/Increases Respiratory Rate
TOXIN/Local irritant/Contact/Caustic/Blister
TOXIN/NOT Diagnosed on USUALToxic screens
TOXIN/Onset Immediate/Minutes
TOXIN/Poison/Solvents/industrial (category)
TOXIN/Potential carcinogen
Treatment
Other Treatments
TX/Gastric lavage.
Definition

formic acid derivative used as fixative for pathology specimens; protein denaturation non specific cell toxin;

lethal potential; highly irritant fumes; formaldehyde is a gas formerly used as a strong disinfectant; an aqueous solution called formaldehyde solution (see under solution) is used as a disinfectant and as a preservative and fixative for pathologic specimens. The gas is toxic if inhaled or absorbed through the skin and is carcinogenic. Called also methanal and formic aldehyde.

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