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 (US)
Pages (from-to)404-405
Number of pages2
JournalCHEST
Volume87
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular 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. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.87.3.404