Diffuse and focal oxygen pneumonitis. A preliminary report on the threshold of pulmonary oxygen toxicity in man.

@article{Sevitt1974DiffuseAF,
  title={Diffuse and focal oxygen pneumonitis. A preliminary report on the threshold of pulmonary oxygen toxicity in man.},
  author={S Sevitt},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  year={1974},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={21-30}
}
  • S Sevitt
  • Published 1974 in Journal of clinical pathology
Utilizing hyaline membranes and proliferative pneumonitis as evidence of pulmonary oxygen toxicity, the lung changes in 21 patients (19 injured, two inhaled smoke) who died after oxygen therapy are correlated with the intensity and duration of oxygen administration. Diffuse pneumonitis inducing hypoxaemia was found in 10 (or 11) subjects, and in nine of them it was associated with the breathing of high concentrations of oxygen (60 to 100%) for at least two days. In at least eight subjects the… CONTINUE READING