Disease Information for VX poison nerve gas exposure

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Slow pulse/Bradycardia
Abdominal Pain Crampy
Active Bowel Sounds
Borborygmi/Bowel sound increased
Hypereactive Bowel Sounds
Loss of bowel control/incontinence acute
Drooling
Excess salivation/hypersalivation
Foaming/Frothing at the mouth
Sialorrhea/Ptyalism
Acute Motor Weakness
Cramping in Extremities
Paralysis
Bronchorrhea/excess watery sputum
Miosis/narrow pupils
Typical Clinical Presentation
Coma with cholinergic ( SLUD) signs
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Course/Catastrophic presentation/onset
Demographics & Risk Factors
Exposure Factors
Exposure/Massive sudden population illness/death agent
Exposure/Terrorist Chemical weapon agent
Exposure/Terrorist/Chemical-biological weapon (CBW)
Occupational Factors
Occupation/Soldier/officer military
Event, Activity, Behavioral & Seasonal Factors
Event/Mass exposure/community illness/death
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Acute respiratory failure/Respiratory arrest
Asphyxia/suffocation
Chemical Tracheobronchitis
Death/Unanticipated
Laryngeal edema
Nerve gas exposure
Respiratory failure/Pulmonary insufficiency
Tracheal edema
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Peristalsis increased
Pathophysiology/Lung Ventilation Neuromuscular
Pathophysiology/Tissue hypoxia/potential
Process
PROCESS/Poison/specific (category)
Toxin
TOXIN/Absorbed/skin/eyes/mucous membranes contact
TOXIN/Aerosolized Terror/Weapon chemical
TOXIN/CBRNE (Chemical/Biologic Weapons All) potential
TOXIN/Chemical Weapon/Terrorist/Military
TOXIN/Immediate death/minutes
TOXIN/Lethal often
TOXIN/Nerve gas poison (example)
TOXIN/Neurotoxin effect
TOXIN/Poison/Gaseous/inhaled toxic (category)
TOXIN/Weapon/anti-personnel agent/poison (ex)
Synonyms
Synonym
VX poison nerve gas exposure, Synonym/Tabun nerve gas variation
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Pralidoxime (Protopam)
Definition
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External Links Related to VX poison nerve gas exposure
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PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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