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AZIZI F, AMID M. CLINICAL PRESENTATION OF CHEMICAL WARFARE INJURIES IN CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 1990; 4 (2) :103-108
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1555-en.html
From the Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.
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Clinical manifestations of sixteen children and teenagers exposed to chemical warfare in Halabje are presented. 15 patients complained of burning of skin. Dry coughing was present in 13 subjects. The most frequent signs were conjunctivitis, skin erythema, edema of the eyelids, hyperpigmentation, ulceration, erosion, dyspnea, closure ofthe eyes, blisters, edema of the skin, and crepitation in both lungs, in decreasing order of frequency. Two subjects had severe fatal leukopenia and anemia and three showed a transient leukopenia. Four of six teen died of bone marrow hypoplasia, sepsis and respiratory distress. This report again reminds need for an urgent international agreement to effectively ban the use of chemical weapons.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Pediatric

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