Disease Information for Tear gas Irritants (Cs/Cn/Cnc/Ca/Cr/Cnb/Ps) CBW potential

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Burning blebs/sudden appearance/skin
Cough
Voice Alteration
Bloodshot eyes/Conjunctival injection
Red Eyes Bilateral
Scleral Injection
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Course/Poisoning like onset/Abrupt severe
Demographics & Risk Factors
Exposure Factors
Exposure/Terrorist Chemical weapon agent
Exposure/Terrorist/Chemical-biological weapon (CBW)
Occupational Factors
Occupation/Fireman
Occupation/Military
Occupation/Police/FBI law enforcement
Occupation/Soldier/officer military
Event, Activity, Behavioral & Seasonal Factors
Event/Mass exposure/community illness/death
Event/Riot/Civil unrest
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Chemical pneumonitis
Chemical Tracheobronchitis
Conjunctivitis, chemical
Laryngeal edema
Tracheal edema
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Process
PROCESS/Poison/specific (category)
Toxin
TOXIN/Aerosolized Terror/Weapon chemical
TOXIN/CBRNE (Chemical/Biologic Weapons All) potential
TOXIN/CBW irritants/Military use non-lethal
TOXIN/CBW Military chemical Incapacitant/non-lethal
TOXIN/Chemical Weapon/Terrorist/Military
TOXIN/Highly soluble irritant gas (eyes>lungs)
TOXIN/Pulmonary irritant CBW agent
TOXIN/Vomiting CBW agent
TOXIN/Weapon/anti-personnel agent/poison (ex)
Definition

Tear Gas on Steroids: Military use; potentially as terror weapon in combination with other agents; CBW agents chemical eye skin mucous membrane irritants are all temporary incapacitating agents; usually not lethal and work with aerosolized or smoke delivery to contact or inhalation; many cause blephorospasm and choking-gagging and vomiting response variously with collapse

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