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Airbag pneumonitis: a report and discussion of a new clinical entity

  • Jaelyn M. Caudle (a1), Robert Hawkes (a2), Daniel W. Howes (a1) and Robert J. Brison (a1)

Abstract

This report describes the occurrence of pneumonitis in a young male immediately after inhalation of aerosolized chemicals subsequent to motor vehicle airbag deployment. The clinical presentation was one of mild shortness of breath associated with bilateral alveolar infiltrates on chest radiology. Not previously described, this diagnosis should be considered in the differential of pulmonary infiltrates in motor vehicle crash patients.

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Queen's University, 79 Stuart St., Kingston ON K7L 2V7; 9jmc2@queensu.ca

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Airbag pneumonitis: a report and discussion of a new clinical entity

  • Jaelyn M. Caudle (a1), Robert Hawkes (a2), Daniel W. Howes (a1) and Robert J. Brison (a1)

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