Accidental oral poisoning caused by RDX (cyclonite): a report of 5 cases.

@article{Kkardali2003AccidentalOP,
  title={Accidental oral poisoning caused by RDX (cyclonite): a report of 5 cases.},
  author={Yaşar K{\"u}ç{\"u}kardali and H Volkan Acar and Sezai Ozkan and Selim Nalbant and Yusuf Yazgan and Enes Murat Atasoyu and {\"O}zcan Keskin and Alişan Naz and Nevzat Akyatan and Merih G{\"o}kben and Mehmet Akif Danaci},
  journal={Journal of intensive care medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={
          42-6
        }
}
The explosive RDX (hexogen, cyclonite) is usually used for the production of C-4 explosive. The rare occurrence of accidental and intentional RDX intoxications has been reported during manufacturing process or in wartime. In this article, the authors report 5 cases of accidental oral RDX poisoning. On admission, observed signs and symptoms included repetitive generalized tonic-clonic convulsions, postictal coma, lethargy, confusion, hyperreflexia, postictal amnesia, nausea, vomiting, abdominal… CONTINUE READING
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