Tracheobronchial stenosis from acid aspiration presenting as asthma

Arnon E. Rubin, Ko Pen Wang, Mark C. Liu

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Abstract

We report a case of a 42-year-old man who fell in a vat of hydrochloric acid, resulting in ingestion and aspiration of acid. Initially, he suffered from a chemical pneumonitis and GI burns. He was released from the hospital without complications, only to return with signs and symptoms consistent with asthma. Evaluation revealed multiple areas of large airway stenosis, resulting from the chemical burns. The stenoses were treated with multiple stents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)643-646
Number of pages4
JournalCHEST
Volume123
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003

Keywords

  • Aspiration
  • Hydrochloric acid
  • Stenosis
  • Stenting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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