Spotlight on Organophosphate neuropathy

In this article, Dr. Michael Pulley of the University of Florida, Jacksonville details the clinical manifestations resulting from organophosphate poisoning. Although there has been great concern about the effects of “nerve gas,” definite exposure to these chemicals in combat has been limited, and the manifestations have not been well studied. This article focuses on the clinical features of acute and intermediate syndromes of organophosphate poisoning and on organophosphate-induced delayed polyneuropathy, which develops only after exposure to certain specific chemicals.

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