Jan 15, 2016 - 1Department of Community Medicine, Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura, West Bengal, India. Abstracts. Kerosene ingestion is ...
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Journal of Disease and Global Health, ISSN No. : 24541842, Vol.: 5, Issue.: 1
PNEUMOTHORAX FOLLOWING ACCIDENTAL KEROSENE INGESTION: A RARE PRESENTATION About this Journal
RAJIB SAHA1* 1
Department of Community Medicine, Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura, West Bengal, India.
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Abstracts Kerosene ingestion is common accident among Indian children. Though maximum cases are cured with less fatality, few cases may develop to life threatening situation like pneumothorax. Such a rare event has been presented in this case report where a 20 months old child ingested unknown amount of kerosene oil and treated initially in local hospital. He was diagnosed as pneumothorax clinically on day 5 in tertiary care centre and treated immediately by needle thoracocentesis initially. Later it was confirmed by chest radiograph and intercostals tube was inserted. Keywords :
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