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How do illnesses affect radiation poisoning?

The symptoms and outcome of radiation poisoning are determined in part by a person's susceptibility to radiation injury. Certain medications and medical conditions can increase tissue sensitivity to radiation and may result in a more severe illness. These include chemotherapy, diabetes, connective tissue disease, and ataxia telangiectasia (a disease of the immune system that causes lack of coordination and skin changes).

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