[Pneumopathies caused by inhalation of hydrocarbons: apropos of 3 cases].

  title={[Pneumopathies caused by inhalation of hydrocarbons: apropos of 3 cases].},
  author={Charles Haas and François Xavier Lebas and Claire Le Jeunne and William Lowenstein and H. Mortimer Durand and F. C. Hugues},
  journal={Annales de medecine interne},
  volume={151 6},
We report three personal cases of hydrocarbide aspiration pneumonia. High-viscosity non-volatile hydrocarbides (paraffin oil, for instance) cause often pseudotumoral exogenous fat-aspiration lung disease. Low-viscosity volatile hydrocarbides (petroleum, gasoline, white spirit, for instance) cause acute pseudo-infectious lung disease with dyspnea and fever which usually resolves within a few weeks but which may also be life-threatening. Purely symptomatic treatment has greatly progressed with… CONTINUE READING


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