Arsenic Trichloride

CAS RN: 7784-34-1


A) Quantitative 24 hour urine collections are the most reliable laboratory measure of arsenic poisoning. Urinary concentrations between 700 and 1000 mcg/L (0.7 to 1.0 mg/L) may indicate potentially harmful exposure.
B) This agent may cause nephrotoxicity. Monitor renal function tests and urinalysis in patients with significant exposure.
C) Arsenic is radiopaque and an abdominal film should be obtained whenever arsenic ingestion is suspected.
D) This agent may produce abnormalities of the hematopoietic system. Monitor the complete blood count in patients with significant exposure.
E) This agent may cause hepatotoxicity. Monitor liver function tests in patients with significant exposure.
F) Monitor arterial blood gases and chest x-ray in patients who develop pulmonary edema.
G) Monitor serum electrolytes in patients with significant vomiting, diarrhea, or hypotension from fluid "third spacing."
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