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Antibiotics serve no role in the treatment of ricin poisoning, as this is not an infectious condition.
Surgical care is not necessary for exposure to ricin, unless the ricin was injected. In this instance, the injection site should be treated to assess whether a foreign object is present. If so, the object should be surgically removed.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/24/2015
Ferdinando L Mirarchi, DO
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