Adult respiratory distress syndrome from sulfuric acid fume inhalation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 23-year-old man had adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by acute exposure to sulfuric acid fumes. The patient survived the initial hospitalization to be readmitted later with a lung abscess. After therapy, his chest roentgenogram and pulmonary function tests revealed no abnormalities except a marginally decreased DLCO, and he was without functional deficit. Noncardiogenic pulmonary edema probably resulted from direct alveolar injury caused by sulfuric acid.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Knapp, MJ; Bunn, WB; Stave, GM

Published Date

  • August 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 84 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1031 - 1033

PubMed ID

  • 1882255

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-4348

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00007611-199108000-00021


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States