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fluoride poisoningAn acute excess of fluoride may be fatal (either accidental or suicidal), given its affinity for calcium. Fluoride is found in rodenticides, insecticides, fertilisers, industrial chemicals, anaesthetics and in overconcentraions in the water supply (due to miscalculation), and adverse effects occur due to its:
• Inhalation (coughing, choking, chills, fever);
• Ingestion (nausea, vomiting, salivation, paraesthesias, diarrhoea, abdominal pain); or
• Direct contact (hydrogen fluoride is similar to hydrogen chloride, causing severe skin burns).
Acute fluoride poisoning caused the lowest serum calcium levels ever recorded, 0.85 mmol/L (US: 3.4 mg/dL)
fluoride poisoningFluoride intoxication Toxicology An acute excess of fluoride, which may be fatal–accidental/suicidal, given its affinity for calcium; it is present in some rodenticides, insecticides, fertilizers, industrial and anesthetics Clinical, inhaled Cough, choking, chills, fever Clinical, ingested N&V, salivation, paresthesias, diarrhea, abdominal pain Clinical–contact HF is similar to HCl, and causes severe skin burns; acute intoxication may be due to an excess in the water supply. See Fluorosis.
Patient discussion about fluoride poisoning
Q. How do you differentiate between fluorosis and caries? Both appear as white spots on the teeth, so clinically how do you differentiate between them? I know it has something to do with their appearance while wet and dry, but I am not sure what? please help me I can't find this in any book.