Level of consciousness
- Onset: 2 hours after exposure or later
- Percent of victims who vomit at this dose: ~10-50%
- Outpatient observation
- Hospitalization generally not necessary unless victim has underlying immunocompromise, trauma, chronic illness, etc., that predispose to a worse outcome.
- From end of prodrome through day 21-35
- Hospitalization generally not necessary.
- Post-event monitoring may be assisted by laboratory tests that estimate dose, e.g., sequential CBCs and dicentric chromosomes.
Possible clinical effects
- Depends on dose and underlying host factors
- None likely from radiation alone
- As needed for signs/symptoms
- Counseling and long-term effects monitoring may be helpful
- Expected unless complicated by trauma or chronic illness
- Counseling and long-term effects monitoring may be helpful and is critical for pregnant victims.
- Psychological support helpful