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Hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis after chlorine inhalation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6433707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chlorine gas inhalation is usually accompanied by pulmonary toxicity and hypoxemia; the associated acidemia, when present, has been attributed to lactic acidosis. This case report describes the development of hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis following accidental chlorine gas exposure. The mechanism postulated for the production of this acidosis is the absorption of hydrochloric acid following the reaction of chlorine gas with tissue water. This may be the first case of chlorine toxicity in which the mechanism of the acidosis has been determined.
H M Szerlip; I Singer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of medicine     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0002-9343     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med.     Publication Date:  1984 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-10-01     Completed Date:  1984-10-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0267200     Medline TA:  Am J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  581-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Home
Acidosis / blood,  chemically induced*
Carbon Dioxide / blood
Chlorides / blood*
Chlorine / poisoning*
Hydrochloric Acid / metabolism
Phosphoric Acids
Sodium Hypochlorite
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chlorides; 0/Phosphoric Acids; 124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide; 7647-01-0/Hydrochloric Acid; 7664-38-2/phosphoric acid; 7681-52-9/Sodium Hypochlorite; 7782-50-5/Chlorine

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