Medical treatment for ARS

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  • less than 250 rad (2.5 Gy): Minimal therapy such as first aid; possible antibiotic therapy.
  • 300 - 450 rad (3 - 4.5 Gy): Supportive therapy - antibiotics, blood derivatives, reverse isolation.
  • greater than 1000 rad (10 Gy): Intensive therapy - palliative and pain treatment.
  • The rate at which ARS progresses is dose dependent.
  • The organ systems involved and, accordingly, the symptoms are also dose dependent.


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