Pulmonary complications of chemical pneumonia; a case report


Erdem S. B., Nacaroglu H. T., Isguder R., Karkiner C. S. U., Alper H., Can D.

ARCHIVOS ARGENTINOS DE PEDIATRIA, vol.114, no.4, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 114 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5546/aap.2016.eng.e245
  • Journal Name: ARCHIVOS ARGENTINOS DE PEDIATRIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Keywords: aspiration pneumonia, hydrocarbons, poisoning, pleural effusion, pneumothorax, INGESTION, CHILDREN
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Hydrocarbon aspiration (HA) can cause significant lung disease by inducing an inflammatory response, hemorrhagic exudative alveolitis, and loss of surfactant function. The most serious side effect of HA is aspiration pneumonia. Pneumothorax, pneumatocele, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), pulmonary abscess, bronchopleural fistula, bilateral hemorrhagic pleural effusion and pyopneumothorax were previously reported.