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Stibine poisoning

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Contributors: Benjamin L. Mazer MD, MBA
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Synopsis

Stibine poisoning is a cause of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, arrhythmia, and hemolysis. Stibine gas is an industrial by-product that contains antimony. The toxic mechanism of stibine is not clear, but likely involves inhibition of enzymes that protect the body from oxidative stress. In addition to symptoms of acute exposure listed above, chronic exposure (often in the workplace) can cause pneumonitis, dermatitis, and headache. Treatment is supportive, utilizing IV fluids, electrolyte supplementation, and blood transfusion. Stibine poisoning is not typically lethal if supportive care is provided.

Codes

ICD10CM:
T59.91XA – Toxic effect of unspecified gases, fumes and vapors, accidental (unintentional), initial encounter

SNOMEDCT:
243055004 – Poisoning due to irritant gas

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Last Updated: 08/11/2016
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Stibine poisoning
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Stibine poisoning : Diarrhea, Headache, Jaundice, Nausea, Vomiting, Antimony compound exposure, Hemolytic anemia, Arthralgia, Cardiac dysrhythmia
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