Chronic form of radiation sickness

Chronic form of radiation sickness, unlike acute, develops slowly over several years. After the termination of chronic exposure may occur improvement; with continued exposure to the disease progresses.
There are three degrees of disease severity: mild, moderate and severe. Chronic radiation sickness mild characterized asthenic syndrome (malaise, weakness, irritability, impairment of sleep and appetite, the tendency to hypotension, menstrual disorders in women), low degree of leukopenia and thrombocytopenia. When transferring an employee to other work conditions, after relaxing and restorative treatment health in most patients is improved. When moderate radiation sickness all of these symptoms are more pronounced and racks. Join the symptoms associated with violations functions of the gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular and Central nervous system, endocrine system (menorrhagia and amenorrhea), organs of blood (anaemia, lakopenia, limfopenia, thrombocytopenia). Patients with radiation sickness moderate require long in-patient and sanatorium treatment, including the addition of vitamin therapy and restorative treatment, blood transfusion, erythrocyte or leucocytes mass, hormone therapy, medicines for detoxification of the body.
For severe radiation sickness characteristic features of diffuse brain, proceeding by the mechanism of toxic encephalitis, accompanied by severe disorders of the cardiovascular, digestive and neuroendocrine systems and sharp oppression kostnomozgovy blood.
Radiation sickness is characterized distant consequences, developing through many years after suffering exposure. To number of the remote consequences are dystrophic changes in the individual systems of the body (serebristaya, suppression or complete inhibition of sexual function, radiation cataract, aplasia bone marrow); development of leukemia and radiation cancer. Radiation blastomogenic (carcinogenesis) reveals more frequent development of leukemias and malignant tumors of various localization in individuals who have had been ill with radiation sickness and development of tumours in organs and tissues, mainly accumulate radioactive substances. The radiation treatment of cancer should be surgical.