Chest pain and hypoxemia from inhalation of a trichloroethane aerosol product

Olga F. Woo, Kathryn M. Healey, Dean Sheppard, Theodore G. Tong

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Abstract

A 25-year-old man developed severe shortness of breath, constricting chest pressure, chest pain, cough and myalgia following acute exposure to a waterproofing aerosol that contained trichloroethane. He became febrile and developed a small area of atetectasis with significant hypoxemia. Recovery was complete within 36 hours. This experience suggests that casual use of a trichloroethane aerosol with a surface active agent can cause acute pulmonary toxicity. The mechanism of this injury is unknown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-341
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Toxicology
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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  • Toxicology

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