acetanilid poisoning

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acetanilid poisoning

Poisoning caused by acetanilid ingestion. Symptoms are cyanosis caused by formation of methemoglobin, cold sweat, irregular pulse, dyspnea, and unconsciousness. Sudden cardiac failure may occur.

First Aid

Irrigate exposed skin with soap and water, e.g., in the safety shower. Support breathing and oxygenation. Notify the local poison control center.

See also: poisoning
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