Toxic effects following ingestion of C-4 plastic explosive
Authors: Stone, WJ; Paletta, TL; Heiman, EM; Bruce, JI; Knepshield, JH
Archives of Internal Medicine 124:726-730.
HERO ID: 630132
Composition C-4 is the most common plastic explosive employed by the military in Vietnam. Ingestion . . .
Composition C-4 is the most common plastic explosive employed by the military in Vietnam. Ingestion is followed in a few hours by multiple generalized seizures, hematuria, severe nausea and vomiting, muscle twitching, and mentation changes. Six patients requiring hospitalization were treated by gastric lavage, maintenance of airway, control of seizures, monitoring of urine volume, and maintenance of fluid and electrolyte balance. No fatalities were observed.