Case Discussion

This case demonstrates the critical importance of removal from exposure and decontamination. Both were delayed in this case and the delay caused the persistence of the symptoms and the possible exposure of other family members. Once the patient was removed from exposure and the house properly decontaminated, his symptoms subsided. The boy was monitored for 2 years before the case was completely closed, but he suffered no residual impairments or disabilities once he was over the acute phase.

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