|Document ID (ISN)||109952|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1556-3650 - Clinical Toxicology
|Convention or series no.
||Serinken M., Karcioglu O., Evyapan F., Sungurtekin H.
||Bilateral pneumothorax following acute inhalation injury
||July 2009, Vol.47, No.6, p.595-597. Illus. 6 ref.
||A male worker in an upholstery factory in Turkey was confined in the tanning machine for 15 min. On admission into hospital, he was confused with Glasgow coma scale score of 9. His vital signs were as follows: blood pressure 80/58 mmHg; pulse rate 114; respiratory rate 30 bpm; temperature 37.1░C; oxygen saturation 48%. Chest X-ray and bronchoscopy showed lung injury that warranted bilateral tube thoracotomy. The patient was discharged without any sequelae after eight days. Exposure to irritant gases such as sulfuric acid and sulfur dioxide can cause severe pulmonary injury.
||Turkey; tanning agents; pneumothorax; confined spaces; sulfur dioxide; sulfuric acid; inhalation toxicity; furniture industry; upholstery machines
||lung; case study; radiological diagnosis; chest radiography; neurological effects; medical examinations; diagnosis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Turkey|
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Lumber and the woodworking industry