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Cyanide toxicity

Kenneth W Kulig

Cyanide toxicity

by Kenneth W Kulig

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry in Atlanta, GA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cyanides -- Toxicology

  • Edition Notes

    Statementguest contributor, Kenneth W. Kulig ; guest editor, Bryan Ballantyne
    SeriesCase studies in environmental medicine -- 15, Case studies in environmental medicine -- 15
    ContributionsBallantyne, Bryan, United States. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, DeLima Associates
    The Physical Object
    Pagination23 p. :
    Number of Pages23
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14682965M

      In Death by Cyanide, Paula Reed Ward, reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, describes the murder investigation and the trial in this sensational case, taking us from the poisoning and the medical staff’s heroic measures to save Klein’s life to the investigation of Ferrante and the emotion and drama inside the s: Cyanide poisoning is a hazard in many enclosed-space fires, and its occurrence in smoke-inhalation victims may be underestimated. Acute cyanide exposure results primarily in CNS, cardiovascular, and respiratory effects; thyroid function abnormalities also have been noted in persons chronically.

    The signs and symptoms of cyanide toxicity are difficult to confirm, and the use of a routine cyanide level check to prevent toxicity is not recommended. Cautious use of SNP or modification of the therapy is required for patients presenting risk factors for developing toxicity (including renal or hepatic dysfunction, young age, and long term use). Cyanide poisoning produces severe metabolic acidosis with an increased anion gap. Blood lactate concentration is elevated due to tissue hypoxia. Because of decreased utilization of oxygen by tissues, venous oxyhemoglobin concentration remains high and there is .

      The remainder can then decompose to produce the poisonous gas hydrogen cyanide. Cyanide toxicity is experienced by humans at doses of around – milligrams per .   Cyanide is widely distributed in the ecosystem and has been linked with lethal effects in animals as well as humans. Cyanide toxicity may be the result of intake from food sources, environmental pollution, intentional ingestion, chemical warfare, occupational exposure, homicide, and sometimes through the use of drugs like nitroprusside and e intake has been linked to .


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George Braitberg, in Critical Care Nephrology (Third Edition), Treatment. Cyanide poisoning is treated differently in different parts of the world. The treatment approach will differ according to whether cyanide is to be directly chelated with a cobalt-containing moiety (dicobalt edetate mg and hydroxocobalamin to 5 g as an initial dose) or whether the cyanide is provided with an.

Cyanide causes lethal toxicity by binding to, and inactivating, cytochrome oxidase and uncoupling oxidative phosphorylation (even in the presence of O 2). Cyanide poisoning is often observed after smoke inhalation of burning plastics due to production of hydrogen cyanide. Cyanide toxicity occurs commonly in patients with smoke inhalation who have been removed from burning structures.

Cyanide forms as a result of incomplete combustion of materials containing nitrogen (plastics, vinyl, acrylics, nylon, neoprene, rubber, insulation).

Patients presenting from structure fires with carbon monoxide poisoning should be assumed to have been exposed to toxic levels of Author: Mary E. Hanley, Heather M. Murphy-Lavoie. Bhattacharya, in Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (Second Edition), Abstract.

Cyanide is a highly toxic chemical containing one atom each of carbon and nitrogen. It is a potent suicidal, homicidal, and chemical warfare agent. It is also implicated in industrial, dietary, iatrogenic, and fire smoke exposures.

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CYANIDE viii Hazards; Skin Lesions and Environmental Exposures; Cholinesterase-Inhibiting Pesticide Toxicity; and numerous chemical-specific case studies.

Managing Hazardous Materials Incidents is a three-volume set of recommendations for on-scene (prehospital) and hospital medical management of patients exposed during a hazardous materials. Thiocyanate toxicity is characterized by muscle weakness, hyperreflexia, confusion, delirium, and coma.

When the drug is being infused at rates higher than 3 μg/kg/min for periods exceeding 72 hours, thiocyanate levels should be measured. Cyanide poisoning can be treated with amyl nitrite, sodium nitrite, and sodium thiosulfate.

The cyanide ion, CN- binds to the iron atom in cytochrome C oxidase in the mitochondria of cells. It acts as an irreversible enzyme inhibitor, preventing cytochrome C oxidase from doing its job, which is to transport electrons to oxygen in the electron transport chain of aerobic cellular t the ability to use oxygen, mitochondria can't produce the energy carrier adenosine.

In Clinical Veterinary Advisor: The Horse, Basic Information Definition. Cyanide poisoning in animals usually results from ingestion of plants containing cyanogenic glycosides. Poisoning may also occur when cyanide is inhaled as gaseous hydrogen cyanide or is ingested in the chemical forms of sodium and potassium cyanide, but these causes are very uncommon in animals.

Typically, cyanide toxicity treatment is initiated when there is high clinical suspicion of exposure. There are presently two leading antidote treatments, hydroxocobalamin and sodium thiosulfate, which have been mainly described in case reports and retrospective and prospective studies to demonstrate their functional effectiveness in cyanide.

Cyanide toxicity is generally considered to be a rare form of poisoning. However, cyanide exposure occurs relatively frequently in patients with smoke inhalation from residential or industrial fires. [] In addition, intensive treatment with sodium nitroprusside or long-term consumption of cyanide-containing foods is a possible source of cyanide poisoning.

Cyanide is one of the most potent and rapidly acting inorganic poisons and it can cause toxicity in animals, principally in ruminants.

Although cyanides are released to environment in various. cyanide poisoning History and Epidemiology Cyanide (CN) exposure is associated with smoke inhalation, laboratory mishaps, industrial incidents, suicide attempts, and criminal activity.

36, Cyanide is a chemical group that consists of one atom of carbon bound to one atom of nitrogen by three molecular bonds (C≡N). Acute cyanide poisoning occurs when the cyanide level exceeds the limit an individual can detoxify, and therefore the natural detoxification mechanisms are overwhelmed.

In humans, the cyanide ion (CN −) has a strong affinity to the trivalent iron (Fe 3+) of the cytochrome oxidase and is readily absorbed from the intestinal and respiratory. Cyanide toxicity is a fatal condition if not detected and treated in stipulated time. Lack of rapid detection modalities, and nonspecific nature of clinical presentation make the diagnosis more challenging.

Cherry red colour of blood might be the only clue sometimes. We present a case of sudden onset altered sensorium which was detected as. You might be familiar with it from numerous books including Sparkling Cyanide from Agatha Christie.

Common symptoms of cyanide poisoning are. The acute oral lethal dose of cyanide for adult humans is reported to be – mg/kg (– mg/lb) of body weight (approximately 50 bitter almonds), whereas for children, consuming 5–10 bitter almonds may be fatal.

All commercially grown almonds sold as food in the United States are sweet cultivars. When detectives investigated, they found that Stella had borrowed, but never returned, a book called Human Poisoning.

Her fingerprints were also found all over other books on cyanide. Potassium cyanide decomposes on contact with water, humidity, carbon dioxide, and acids, producing very toxic and highly flammable hydrogen cyanide gas.

Potassium cyanide solution in water is a strong base; it reacts violently with acid and is corrosive. Potassium cyanide undergoes violent chemical reactions with chlorates and nitrites. A minimum lethal dose of cyanide is approximately 50 mg or mg/kg body weight (7).

Our patient had ingested eight mg tablets, totaling mg of amygdalin, thereby exposing him to a dose of cyanide well above the lethal dose. Cyanide has a famously dangerous mechanism of toxicity. Cyanide toxicity mainly results from cyanide ions (CN –) binding to cytochrome oxidase.

False. HCN is the main species that binds to cytochrome oxidase. Cyanide initially binds to ferric iron of cytochrome oxidase. False. HCN appears to initially bind to Cu 2+ in the binuclear center of cytochrome a 3 to immediately inhibit cytochrome oxidase.Cyanide toxicity.

Atlanta, GA: U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth W Kulig; Bryan Ballantyne; United States.

Agency.Cyanide occurs in many industrial and municipal wastewaters and is often an expected constituent of typical treatment plant wastewater streams. However, a growing number of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) across the USA have detected cyanide in cholorinated effluents at .