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Ann Emerg Med. 1986 Jul;15(7):831-3.

Prolonged fever associated with inhalation of multiple pyrolysis products.


A case of smoke inhalation with a self-limited but prolonged febrile course, including headaches and chills, is reported. A final diagnosis of polymer fume fever was made, although the duration of fever was longer than generally has been reported with this syndrome. Pyrolysis products involved included those of polyurethane, methylene chloride, and polytetrafluoroethylene ("Teflon"). The results of toxicological testing are reported and discussed.

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