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Bronchiectasis following pulmonary ammonia burn.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6897183     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Long-term follow-up of the pulmonary lesions of severe exposure to ammonia in humans has seldom been documented, and development of bronchiectasis continues to be of concern. We studied a previously healthy 30-year-old woman whose lungs at time of necropsy, three years after massive exposure to ammonia fumes, had extensive cylindrical and saccular bronchiectasis. We concluded that massive exposure to ammonia can lead to bronchiectasis. It is not known, however, whether the bronchiectasis resulted from chemical injury by ammonia or from a superimposed bacterial bronchitis.
H B Hoeffler; H I Schweppe; S D Greenberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine     Volume:  106     ISSN:  0003-9985     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  1982 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-18     Completed Date:  1982-12-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  686-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants / poisoning*
Ammonia / poisoning*
Bronchiectasis / chemically induced*,  pathology
Bronchitis / complications
Burns, Chemical / etiology*
Lung / pathology
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; 7664-41-7/Ammonia

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