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Accidental sulfur mustard exposure from explosive ordnance in a UK military service person
  1. Tim Prescott
  1. 1 Armoured Medical Regiment, Royal Army Medical Corps, Tidworth, Hampshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to Capt Tim Prescott, 1 Armoured Medical Regiment, Royal Army Medical Corps, Tidworth, Hampshire, SP9 7AS, UK; timothywjprescott{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Chemical warfare presents a continuing threat to military personnel as a result of both direct hostile action and the indirect exposure to chemical weapons that remain as a legacy from previous conflicts. This paper will discuss the presentation and medical management of an indirect exposure to sulfur mustard in a UK military service person.

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  • Contributors The author is the sole contributor of this report.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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