Arsenic Poisoning

Symptoms: 

There is a characteristic sequence of multi-organ failure, with: neurological symptoms (within hours) and cardiac features, succeeded by adult respiratory distress syndrome and renal/liver dysfunction. Marrow suppression develops after a few days to weeks in survivors, as does alopecia and an ascending motor neuropathy.

Tests to diagnose: 

Blood cell count, laboratory tests and Electrocardiograms (ECG, EKG) and nerve conduction tests are often done in any type of suspected arsenic exposure.

Treatment: 

Folate may lower blood levels of arsenic and may help prevent illnesses caused by arsenic.