Different cutaneous and mucous membrane manifestations of chronic arsenicosis, a study of Chittagong, Bangladesh

Ashek Elahi, Mansurul Alam, Ashraful Islam, Golam Faruk, Taslima Akter, Mizanur Rahman, Department of Dermatology, Cox's Bazar Medical College, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh,
2018 Asian Pacific Journal of Health Sciences  
poisoning presents with severe abdominal pain, burning of the lips and mouth, projectile vomiting and severe blood stained diarrhea, restlessness, thirst, severe muscle cramp, oliguria and proteinuria leading to collapse, shock, and death. Acute arsenic poisoning usually occurs as suicidal, homicidal, and accidental poisoning. [3] ronic arsenic exposure causes chronic arsenicosis. The World Health Organization (WHO) [1] describes algorithm using following two diagnostic criteria of arsenicosis:
more » ... a. The presence of pigmentary and keratotic skin lesions and b. Evidence of exposure to elevated levels of arsenic established by the history of intake of arsenic contaminated water, or by arsenic concentration in hair or nails. The first diagnostic criteria are clinical criteria, which require the presence on physical examination of any of the pigmentary or keratotic skin signs. The second criteria are laboratory criteria,
doi:10.21276/apjhs.2018.5.1.44 fatcat:v6wdjhroxnarnimwbtbgz5ecze