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Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2003;105(1-4):499-502.

Successful DTPA therapy in the case of 239Pu penetration via injured skin exposed to nitric acid.

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Southern Ural Biophysics Institute, Ozyorsk Road, 19, Ozyorsk Chelyabinsk Region 456780, Russia.


This paper presents results of the radiological study and DTPA therapy for a worker exposed to a plutonium nitrate solution. Plutonium levels were measured in excreta, blood, plasma and wound for several weeks. Plutonium renal clearance ranged from 110-190 ml min(-1) to 3-4 ml min(-1) at different stages of chelation therapy. Plutonium absorption into blood from the injured skin amounted to 4.3%. As a result of intensive therapy, 96% of absorbed plutonium was successfully excreted.

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