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Mustard Gas

A chemical made from sulfur that causes blisters on human skin. It has been used in chemical warfare since World War I. See also: Chemical Weapons Convention.
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All individuals with ocular exposure to sulfur mustard should be educated about the importance of good eye hygiene and eye care (eg, avoiding putting anything in the eyes that was not designed specifically for that use, seeing an eye care professional regularly).
These injuries were recognized by a nurse trained in chemical agent injuries as compatible with exposure to sulfur mustard. Sulfur mustard exposure was confirmed by chemical analysis.
Sulfur mustard tissue distribution data from an Iranian soldier who died 7 days after inhalation and/or dermal exposure to sulfur mustard indicated distribution: brain > kidney > liver > spleen > lung (Drasch et al., 1987), whereas radiolabel concentration data in rats 4 days after an intravenous injection of radiolabeled sulfur mustard indicate a different distribution pattern to these organs: kidney > lung > liver > spleen > brain (Maisonneuve et al., 1994).
Alterations in human lymphocyte DNA caused by sulfur mustard can be mitigated by selective inhibitors of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will work with MediWound Ltd.of Yavne, Israel, to develop a new treatment for skin injuries caused by sulfur mustard, a potential terrorism threat.
Wells Fargo analyst David Maris estimates MediWound's new BARDA contract to develop NexoBrid for the treatment of Sulfur Mustard injuries should be worth approximately $1 per share.
(3) And we know that the Islamic State launched a significant number of sulfur mustard and chlorine attacks in Syria and Iraq between 2014 and 2017.
In response to persistent allegations of chemical weapon attacks in Syria, the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) was set up in 2014 with an on-going mandate "to establish facts surrounding allegations of the use of toxic chemicals, reportedly chlorine, for hostile purposes in the Syrian Arab Republic." The FFM has previously confirmed with a "high degree of confidence" the use of chlorine, sulfur mustard, and sarin as weapons.
In the following section, a patient with MF in the wake of exposure to sulfur mustard (2,2'-dichloroethyl sulfide) is introduced.
The third report by the inquiry in August blamed the Syrian government for two chlorine attacks -- in Talmenes on April 21, 2014 and Sarmin on March 16, 2015 -- and said Islamic State militants had used sulfur mustard gas.
forces had detected a sulfur mustard agent on fragments of a shell that ISIS had fired against Kurdish forces earlier this month.