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Paraquat poisoning

  • Alternative Names

    Paraquat lung

    • Burns in throat
    • Coma
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Nosebleed
    • Seizures
    • Shock
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sore throat
    • Stomach pain
    • Vomiting

    Signs and tests

    You will be asked if you have been exposed to Paraquat.

    Blood and urine tests will be done to determine how much Paraquat is in your system. Other tests that may be done include:

    • Arterial blood gases (measures of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and acid-base balance)
    • BUN and creatinine (kidney function tests)
    • Chem-20
    • Chest x-ray
    • Lung function tests
    • Urinalysis
    • Urine toxicology screen