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Document ID (ISN)109952
CIS number 09-888
ISSN - Serial title 1556-3650 - Clinical Toxicology
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Serinken M., Karcioglu O., Evyapan F., Sungurtekin H.
Title Bilateral pneumothorax following acute inhalation injury
Bibliographic information July 2009, Vol.47, No.6, p.595-597. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Turkey; tanning agents; pneumothorax; confined spaces; sulfur dioxide; sulfuric acid; inhalation toxicity; furniture industry; upholstery machines
Descriptors (secondary) lung; case study; radiological diagnosis; chest radiography; neurological effects; medical examinations; diagnosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTurkey
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Confined spaces
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Lumber and the woodworking industry
Woodworking industry
Inorganic substances