Chest wall necrosis and empyema resulting from attempting suicide by injection of petroleum into the pleural cavity

@article{Eskandarlou2010ChestWN,
  title={Chest wall necrosis and empyema resulting from attempting suicide by injection of petroleum into the pleural cavity},
  author={M. Eskandarlou and A. Moaddab},
  journal={Emergency Medicine Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={27},
  pages={616 - 618}
}
Hydrocarbon poisoning such as that of benzene and petroleum usually occurs accidentally by inhalation or ingestion of these cytotoxic chemical compounds. Intravenous or subcutaneous injection of petroleum compounds with intent of suicide or abuse is an extraordinary event that can result in local damage or systemic toxicity such as tissue necrosis, abscess formation, respiratory system failure and partial damage to the kidneys, the brain and the nervous system. In this article, we describe a 31… Expand
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