Pneumonitis and pneumatoceles following accidental hydrocarbon aspiration in children

@article{Thalhammer2004PneumonitisAP,
  title={Pneumonitis and pneumatoceles following accidental hydrocarbon aspiration in children},
  author={Gabriela H. Thalhammer and Ernst Eber and Maximilian S. Zach},
  journal={Wiener klinische Wochenschrift},
  year={2004},
  volume={117},
  pages={150-153}
}
Accidental ingestion and aspiration of hydrocarbons in children are common. Among the various clinical and pathological manifestations of hydrocarbon (HC) poisoning, pneumonitis is the most significant and occurs in up to 40% of children, whereas formation of pneumatoceles is believed to be a rare event. We report two children with HC pneumonitis and pneumatoceles as a reversible complication after ingestion and aspiration of lamp oil with very low viscosity. Patient 1, a 21-month-old boy… CONTINUE READING