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Textbook Problem

Case 2

What was the clinical evidence that the lung injuries listed in question 2 were present?

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Summary Introduction

To review:

The evidence that confirms the presence of injuries in Question 2.

Introduction:

Along with prerenal condition, the firefighter, in the given case, suffered from lung injuries as well. 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. The harmful chemicals are caustic to the tracheobronchial tree and are also poisonous to the body. Inflammation of the tracheobronchial tree, excessive bronchial secretions, mucus plugging, bronchospasm, and other symptoms were observed.

Explanation

Given information:

Please refer to Clinical Application Case-2.

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

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