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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 88-89

Accidental inhalation injury of phosgene gas leading to acute respiratory distress syndrome

1 Department of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, Uttra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Microbiology, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, Uttra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Anand Kumar
Department of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur - 208 002, Uttra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-5278.107088

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Irritant gas exposure may lead to significant respiratory distress as is seen in the present case of 25 year old male worker who suffered accidental phosgene inhalation. He remained asymptomatic for six hours but later landed up in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in the hospital and required ventilatory support. No investigative feature is diagnostic of the nature of irritant gas. Similarly there is no antidote available to the phosgene. Only timely administered supportive management may lead to successful outcome.


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