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Vol 89, No 2 (2021)
Clinical vignette
Submitted: 2020-08-28
Accepted: 2020-10-17
Published online: 2021-02-03
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A rare etiology of diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage

Martin Janík1, Veronika Rybárová1, Ľubomír Straka1, Petr Hejna2
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.a2020.0194
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Pubmed: 33559121
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Adv Respir Med 2021;89(2):223-224.
Affiliations
  1. Department of Forensic Medicine, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, University Hospital, Martin, Slovakia
  2. Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and University Hospital, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

open access

Vol 89, No 2 (2021)
CLINICAL VIGNETTES
Submitted: 2020-08-28
Accepted: 2020-10-17
Published online: 2021-02-03

Abstract

We describe the case of a 36-year-old male who presented to hospital with acute respiratory distress, and hemoptysis after intravenously injecting 20 milliliters of pure gasoline. Despite maximum supportive care he died without a definitive diagnosis 4 hours after presentation to the hospital. Postmortem examination confirmed diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage as a cause of death. Our case highlights the key clinical, and pathological features of this very rare poisoning with a volatile substance and reminds clinicians to consider it as a potential cause of hemoptysis and pulmonary hemorrhage.

Abstract

We describe the case of a 36-year-old male who presented to hospital with acute respiratory distress, and hemoptysis after intravenously injecting 20 milliliters of pure gasoline. Despite maximum supportive care he died without a definitive diagnosis 4 hours after presentation to the hospital. Postmortem examination confirmed diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage as a cause of death. Our case highlights the key clinical, and pathological features of this very rare poisoning with a volatile substance and reminds clinicians to consider it as a potential cause of hemoptysis and pulmonary hemorrhage.

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Keywords

pulmonary hemorrhage; gasoline; hemoptysis; autopsy

About this article
Title

A rare etiology of diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 89, No 2 (2021)

Article type

Clinical vignette

Pages

223-224

Published online

2021-02-03

DOI

10.5603/ARM.a2020.0194

Pubmed

33559121

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2021;89(2):223-224.

Keywords

pulmonary hemorrhage
gasoline
hemoptysis
autopsy

Authors

Martin Janík
Veronika Rybárová
Ľubomír Straka
Petr Hejna

References (3)
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  2. Papanikolaou IC, Makou I, Markatis E. Amiodarone and diffuse alveolar hemorrhage. Adv Respir Med. 2020; 88(2): 169–171.
  3. Fink K, Kuehnemund A, Schwab T, et al. Suicide attempt by intravenous injection of gasoline: a case report. J Emerg Med. 2010; 39(5): 618–622.

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