Ingestion of kerosene complicated by pneumonia, pneumothorax, pneumopericardium, and subcutaneous emphysema

Arnold F. Lavenstein

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Abstract

Summary1.A case of pneumonia, pneumothorax, pneumopericardium, and subcutaneous emphysema of the neck and chest following ingestion of kerosene, is described in detail.2.Pulmonary involvement following ingestion of kerosene (a) is common; (b) is due to aspiration of the liquid; and (c) occurs in a high percentage of the cases.3.The possible route by which the pneumothorax and mediastinal emphysema was produced is considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-400
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of pediatrics
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1945

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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