Tuberc Respir Dis.  1997 Dec;44(6):1408-1413.

Acute Pulmonary Edema Caused by Inhalation of Nitrogen Dioxide

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, National Medical Center, Korea.

Abstract

A 68 year-old male was admitted with complaint of dyspnea and nonproductive cough which developed 6 hours after accidental inhalation of nitrogen dioxide. On admission, acute pulmonary edema and severe hypoxemia were found. With oxygen and bronchodilator therapy, diffuse alveolar consolitation and his dyspnea were improved from the following day. He was discharged at 8th hospital day with prednisolone 30mg daily for prevention of bronchiolitis obliteraus. During 6 weeks of follow up, there was no evidence of bronchiolitis obliterans.

Keyword

Nitrogen dioxide; Pulmonary edema

MeSH Terms

Aged
Anoxia
Bronchiolitis
Bronchiolitis Obliterans
Cough
Dyspnea
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Inhalation*
Male
Nitrogen Dioxide*
Nitrogen*
Oxygen
Prednisolone
Pulmonary Edema*
Nitrogen
Nitrogen Dioxide
Oxygen
Prednisolone
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