Parenteral Hydrocarbon Injection and Associated Toxicities: Two Case Reports

  title={Parenteral Hydrocarbon Injection and Associated Toxicities: Two Case Reports},
  author={Michael E. Nelson and Isam W. Nasr},
  journal={Western Journal of Emergency Medicine},
  pages={431 - 434}
Many cases of hydrocarbon toxicity occur annually due to oral or inhalational exposure. Rarely are hydrocarbons injected subcutaneously or intravenously. These parenteral routes of exposure, however, can have a wide range of consequences ranging from mild skin irritation to tissue necrosis, pulmonary injury, neurologic consequences, cardiovascular collapse, and death. WD-40™ is a commonly used household hydrocarbon containing aliphatic hydrocarbon (45 – 50%), low vapor pressure aliphatic… 
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  • Medicine
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