Acute Radiation Syndrome: Assessment and Management

@article{Donnelly2010AcuteRS,
  title={Acute Radiation Syndrome: Assessment and Management},
  author={E. Donnelly and J. Nemhauser and James M. Smith and Z. Kazzi and E. Farf{\'a}n and A. Chang and S. Naeem},
  journal={Southern Medical Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={103},
  pages={541-546}
}
Primary care physicians may be unprepared to diagnose and treat rare, yet potentially fatal, illnesses such as acute radiation syndrome (ARS). ARS, also known as radiation sickness, is caused by exposure to a high dose of penetrating, ionizing radiation over a short period of time. The time to onset of ARS is dependent on the dose received, but even at the lowest doses capable of causing illness, this will occur within a matter of hours to days. This article describes the clinical… Expand
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