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Whole Body Irradiation: The Cerebrovascular Syndrome

The Cerebrovascular Syndrome

  • Associated with catastrophically high acute exposures (close to 100 Gy)
  • Mechanism: severe damage to CNS, cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • Si/Sx: Ataxia, disorientation, hypotension, shock and respiratory distress
  • Latency period of minutes to hours
  • Rx: Supportive (futile)
  • Survival: None. Fulminant within one day.

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