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Depending on the dose and the route, death can occur within 36 to 72 hours following the time of exposure. If death has not occurred within 3 to 5 days from the time of exposure, recovery is likely.
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Local or regional poison control centers may be able to provide more information about ricin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) are additional resources for informational material about ricin and its toxic effects. (See For More Information.)
Medically reviewed by Robert Cox, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Infectious Disease
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/24/2015
Ferdinando L Mirarchi, DO
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