|Document ID (ISN)||59352|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Prolonged asthma after smoke inhalation - A report of three cases and a review of previous reports
||Apr. 1991, Vol.33, No.4, p.458-461. 42 ref.
||The development of prolonged obstructive airways disease after smoke inhalation is of concern to fire victims and fire-fighters. Three cases of asthma that developed following the inhalation of pyrolysis products are presented along with a review of previous reports of airway injury from smoke inhalation. Polyvinyl chloride pyrolysis products seem to pose a high risk, but other toxic inhalants are also implicated. There is substantial evidence that prolonged airway hyper-responsiveness and asthma may follow numerous inflammatory insults including smoke inhalation. Studies to identify specific individual risk factors and asthmagenic pyrolysis products are needed. Early, post-exposure anti-inflammatory treatment may modify the outcome.
||fire; fire hazards; functional respiratory disorders; smoke; asthma; toxic asthma; bronchial diseases
||case study; polyvinyl chloride; dyspnoea; respiratory impairment; bronchiolitis; pyrolysis products; bronchiectasis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)