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Seizures caused by ingestion of composition C-4.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7492047     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Composition C-4 (C-4) is a plastic explosive widely used in both military and civilian settings. Ingestion of the active ingredient, RDX (cyclonite), can cause generalized seizures. Accidental and intentional C-4 (RDX) intoxications have occurred during manufacture or in wartime. In the literature the intentional ingestion of C-4 has been reported but not verified. We present a case of intentional C-4 abuse.
B Harrell-Bruder; K L Hutchins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of emergency medicine     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0196-0644     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1995 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-01-04     Completed Date:  1996-01-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8002646     Medline TA:  Ann Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  746-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Emergency Medicine Department, Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Military Personnel
Seizures / chemically induced*,  therapy
Triazines / poisoning*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Triazines; 121-82-4/cyclonite

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