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Acute lung injury following exposure to nitric acid.
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PMID:  20532002     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We present a series of three cases of survival following inhalation of nitric acid fumes, which resulted in acute respiratory distress. Inhalation of nitric acid fumes and its decomposition gases such as nitrogen dioxide results in delayed onset of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Intensive respiratory management, ventilatory support, and steroids can help in survival.
Authors:
T K Jayalakshmi; Samir Shah; Ivona Lobo; Abhay Uppe; Ankur Mehta
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lung India : official organ of Indian Chest Society     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0974-598X     ISO Abbreviation:  Lung India     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-10     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405380     Medline TA:  Lung India     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-51     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Chest Disease and Tuberculosis, Pad. Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College and Hospital, Mumbai, India.
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