Chapter 20. Dermal Aspects of Chemical Warfare Agents

  1. Timothy C. Marrs OBE, MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath2,3,4,
  2. Robert L. Maynard CBE, FRCP, FRCPath5 and
  3. Frederick R. Sidell MD6
  1. Robert P. Chilcott

Published Online: 2 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470060032.ch20

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition

How to Cite

Chilcott, R. P. (2007) Dermal Aspects of Chemical Warfare Agents, in Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, Second Edition (eds T. C. Marrs, R. L. Maynard and F. R. Sidell), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470060032.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Edentox Associates, Pinehurst, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6AQ, UK

  2. 3

    National Poisons Information Service (Birmingham Centre) and West Midlands Poisons Unit, City Hospital, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK

  3. 4

    Lancashire School of Health and Postgraduate Medicine, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, UK

  4. 5

    Health Protection Agency, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RQ, UK

  5. 6

    US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5400, USA

Author Information

  1. Chemical Hazards and Poisons Division, Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, Health Protection Agency, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RQ, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 23 MAR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470013595

Online ISBN: 9780470060032

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Keywords:

  • dermal effects of CW agents;
  • chemical warfare agent percutaneous toxicity;
  • HD vapour-induced skin lesions and mitigating strategies;
  • SERPACWA (skin exposure reduction paste against chemical warfare agents);
  • catch-up therapies and mechanistic approaches

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Chemical Warfare Agents of Relevance

  • Basic Skin Structure and Function

  • Principles of Skin Absorption

  • Some Factors Affecting the Percutaneous Absorption of CW Agents

  • Strategies to Mitigate Skin Absorption

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgements

  • References