Acute Respiratory Distress Due to Methane Inhalation

Authors
Jun Yeon JoYong Sik KwonJin Wook LeeJae Seok ParkByung Hak RhoWon-Il Choi
Department
Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학); Dept. of Radiology (영상의학)
Issue Date
2013
Citation
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, Vol.74(3) : 120-123, 2013
ISSN
1738-3536
Abstract
Inhalation of toxic gases can lead to pneumonitis. It has been known that methane gas intoxication causes loss of consciousness or asphyxia. There is, however, a paucity of information about acute pulmonary toxicity from methane gas inhalation. A 21-year-old man was presented with respiratory distress after an accidental exposure to methane gas for one minute. He came in with a drowsy mentality and hypoxemia. Mechanical ventilation was applied immediately. The patient's symptoms and chest radiographic findings were consistent with acute pneumonitis. He recovered spontaneously and was discharged after 5 days without other specific treatment. His pulmonary function test, 4 days after methane gas exposure, revealed a restrictive ventilatory defect. In conclusion, acute pulmonary injury can occur with a restrictive ventilator defect after a short exposure to methane gas. The lung injury was spontaneously resolved without any significant sequela. Key Words: Methane; Smoke Inhalation Injury; Respiratory Insufficiency
Keywords
Smoke Inhalation InjuryRespiratory InsufficiencyMethane
URI
http://kumel.medlib.dsmc.or.kr/handle/2015.oak/34779
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1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학)
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Radiology (영상의학)
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박재석; 최원일; 노병학
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