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Textbook Problem

Case 2

What lung injuries developed as a result of smoke inhalation? _____________________

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Summary Introduction

To review:

The lung injuries developed as a result of smoke inhalation.

Introduction:

A male firefighter suffered from second and third degree burns on his chest, shoulder, and abdominal region. Hypovolemia caused a decreased blood flow to the important organs, such as, the lungs and the kidneys. The firefighter was found in a heavily smoke-filled room.

Explanation

Given information:

Please refer to Clinical Application Case-2.

The patient’s pulmonary status, upon examination, was found to be poor as there were pathologic lung changes. The alveoli pathological changes probably were caused by the inhalation of toxic gases, soot particles, and other harmful chemicals.

The harmful chemicals are caustic to the tracheobronchial tree and are also poisonous to the body...

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