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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 130-132

Bilateral hemorrhagic pleural effusion due to kerosene aspiration


1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University (Earlier K.G.M.C.), Lucknow 226 003, U.P, India
2 MBBS, G.S.V.M. Medical College, Kanpur, UP, India

Correspondence Address:
Saurabh Karmakar
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rae Bareilly Road, Lucknow 226 014, UP
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.80329

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Kerosene ingested, intentionally or accidentally, is toxic. Data is scarce on complications and outcomes of hydrocarbon poisoning following kerosene aspiration in adults and there has been no known case of bilateral hemorrhagic effusion occurring due to it in literature. We, hereby, report a case of a bilateral hemorrhagic pleural effusion secondary to hydrocarbon aspiration in a 40-year old adult.


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