Acute accidental exposure to chlorine fumes--a study of 82 cases.

  title={Acute accidental exposure to chlorine fumes--a study of 82 cases.},
  author={Nivedita D. Moulick and Shripad D. Banavali and Atul Abhyankar and Sunita A Borkar and J Aiyengar and Nandkashore Kapadia and R C Khokhani},
  journal={The Indian journal of chest diseases & allied sciences},
  volume={34 2},
Eighty-two patients were hospitalized following an accidental exposure to chlorine. All patients presented with dyspnoea and cough. The other symptoms included irritation of throat (53.6%), irritation of eyes (42.3%), headache (29.2%), abdominal pain (26.8%), vomiting (24.3%) and giddiness (9.7%). All of them had bronchospasm and 5 (6%) had cyanosis at the onset. An x-ray of the chest revealed patchy infiltrates in 3 (3.85%) and hilar congestion in 2 (2.44%). Pulmonary function tests showed an… CONTINUE READING
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