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Gas embolism produced by hydrogen peroxide abscess irrigation in an infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10470402     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The production of gaseous oxygen when hydrogen peroxide interacts with tissue is a well-known phenomenon that has been reported as a rare cause of gas embolism. We present the case of an 11-month-old infant who sustained an immediate cardiorespiratory arrest following the use of this agent during a minor surgical procedure. Clinical features, radiological findings and the rapid response to resuscitation were strongly suggestive of major gas embolism. Adverse effects of inappropriate use of hydrogen peroxide, and the diagnosis and management of these problems are discussed.
C Schwab; K Dilworth
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia and intensive care     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0310-057X     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Publication Date:  1999 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-07     Completed Date:  1999-10-07     Revised Date:  2006-08-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342017     Medline TA:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  418-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesia, Princess Margaret Hospital, Subiaco, Western Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / therapy*
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Embolism, Air / diagnosis,  etiology*
Heart Arrest / etiology,  therapy
Hydrogen Peroxide / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Irrigation / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
7722-84-1/Hydrogen Peroxide

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