Bone Marrow Syndrome:

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The bone marrow syndrome has

the following attributes:


  • Occurs between 1 and 5 Gy (100-500 rad)
  • Main cause of death at LD50/30 for humans
  • Destruction of bone marrow results in infection and hemorrhage
  • Immune response is suppressed and death of lymphocytes occurs
  • Can survive higher doses with life-saving measures such as reverse isolation and antibiotic treatment


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