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Title: Gasoline immersion injury

Chemical burns and pulmonary complications are the most common problems encountered in the patient immersed in gasoline. Our patient demonstrated a 46-percent total-body-surface area, partial-thickness chemical burn. Although he did not develop bronchitis or pneumonitis, he did display persistent atelectasis, laryngeal edema, and subsequent upper airway obstruction. This had not previously been reported in gasoline inhalation injuries. Hydrocarbon hepatitis secondary to the vascular endothelial damage is apparently a reversible lesion with no reported long-term sequelae. Gasoline immersion injuries may be a series multisystem injury and require the burn surgeon to take a multisystem approach to its diagnosis and treatment.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6269753
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Plast. Reconstr. Surg.; (United States); Journal Volume: 67:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; 02 PETROLEUM; GASOLINE; HEALTH HAZARDS; SKIN ABSORPTION; SKIN; BURNS; ACCIDENTS; EDEMA; HEPATITIS; INJURIES; MAN; RESPIRATORY SYSTEM; RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DISEASES; ABSORPTION; ANIMALS; BODY; DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DISEASES; DISEASES; FUELS; HAZARDS; LIQUID FUELS; MAMMALS; ORGANS; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; PRIMATES; SYMPTOMS; UPTAKE; VERTEBRATES 560306* -- Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology-- Man-- (-1987); 550600 -- Medicine; 020600 -- Petroleum-- Health & Safety