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192IrCl acid skin burn: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9570166     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A worker was contaminated following a chemical explosion that splashed an HNO3 radioactive solution containing approximately 180 MBq (5 mCi) 192Ir onto the left side of his face. Initial efforts reduced the contamination at least fivefold. Removal of a patch of contaminated hair was necessary. Most of the contamination was fixed to the skin; only a small amount of contamination was absorbed.
C A Kelsey; F A Mettler; M Brewer; L Stephanson; J J Graham; R J Telepak; D Doezema; M F Hartshorne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health physics     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0017-9078     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Phys     Publication Date:  1998 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-05-12     Completed Date:  1998-05-12     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985093R     Medline TA:  Health Phys     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  610-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of New Mexico, Health Sciences Center, Department of Radiology, Albuquerque, NM 87131-5336, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Burns, Chemical
Iridium Radioisotopes* / pharmacokinetics,  urine
Radioactive Hazard Release*
Skin Diseases / etiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Acids; 0/Iridium Radioisotopes

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