Pneumothorax following inhalation of caustic soda fumes.

  title={Pneumothorax following inhalation of caustic soda fumes.},
  author={P E Nash and Sapal Tachakra and Henry W. Baird},
  journal={Archives of emergency medicine},
  volume={5 1},
new family home. He accidentally leant over the bucket and inhaled the fumes produced by the solution. Five minutes after the inhalation, he developed persistent pleuritic, right-sided chest pain and breathlessness. There was no personal or family history of pulmonary disease, and he had never smoked. Physical abnormalities were confined to the chest. He had a respiratory rate of 30 a minute and signs consistent with a right-sided pneumothorax. Radiology confirmed a 40% pneumothorax with some… CONTINUE READING

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