Charcoal-containing empyema complicating treatment for overdose

F. R. Justiniani, R. Hippalgaonkar, L. O. Martinez

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Abstract

A 25-year-old man was treated with gastric lavage and activated charcoal for alcohol and drug overdose; immediately following the initial treatment he developed tension pneumothorax successfully managed with a chest tube. The patient presented four weeks later with a charcoal-containing empyema, an unreported condition heretofore.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)404-405
Number of pages2
JournalChest
Volume87
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Empyema
Charcoal
Gastric Lavage
Drug Overdose
Chest Tubes
Pneumothorax
Alcohols
Therapeutics

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Justiniani, F. R., Hippalgaonkar, R., & Martinez, L. O. (1985). Charcoal-containing empyema complicating treatment for overdose. Chest, 87(3), 404-405.

Charcoal-containing empyema complicating treatment for overdose. / Justiniani, F. R.; Hippalgaonkar, R.; Martinez, L. O.

In: Chest, Vol. 87, No. 3, 01.01.1985, p. 404-405.

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Justiniani, FR, Hippalgaonkar, R & Martinez, LO 1985, 'Charcoal-containing empyema complicating treatment for overdose', Chest, vol. 87, no. 3, pp. 404-405.
Justiniani FR, Hippalgaonkar R, Martinez LO. Charcoal-containing empyema complicating treatment for overdose. Chest. 1985 Jan 1;87(3):404-405.
Justiniani, F. R. ; Hippalgaonkar, R. ; Martinez, L. O. / Charcoal-containing empyema complicating treatment for overdose. In: Chest. 1985 ; Vol. 87, No. 3. pp. 404-405.
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