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Airway burns in an infant following aspiration of microwave-heated tea.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3757578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Airway obstruction developed in an infant who sustained thermal burns to the oropharynx and trachea after he aspirated microwave-heated tea. Bronchoscopic examination revealed upper and lower airway hyperemia, edema and blister formation. Physicians should be aware of this potential hazard of microwave-heated fluid. Early assessment and stabilization of the airway is important following scald injuries to the face and oropharynx.
J S Garland; T B Rice; K J Kelly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1986 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-10-30     Completed Date:  1986-10-30     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  621-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / etiology*
Burns / etiology*
Oropharynx / injuries
Trachea / injuries
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