Hydrogen cyanide is an extremely poisonous, colorless, flammable liquid used in multiple industries and includes rubber, plastic, and household paints. Exposure to cyanide can occur via inhalation, dermal contact, or intestinal ingestion. Cyanide poisoning is a common complication of closed-space fires since cyanide is a byproduct of plastics combustion. Symptoms develop within seconds to minutes and involve cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurological changes. Management includes sodium Sodium A member of the alkali group of metals. It has the atomic symbol na, atomic number 11, and atomic weight 23. Hyponatremia thiosulfate, nitrites, and hydroxocobalamin. If not recognized and treated promptly, cyanide poisoning is frequently lethal.
Last updated: Jan 24, 2023
Cyanide is a highly lethal mitochondrial toxin causing death within minutes to hours of exposure.
Symptoms develop within seconds to minutes.
History and physical exam:
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