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.
- Knapp, MJ; Bunn, WB; Stave, GM
- August 1991
Volume / Issue
- 84 / 8
Start / End Page
- 1031 - 1033
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States