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Chest. 1994 Jun;105(6):1895-6.

Persistent asthma after inhalation of a mixture of sodium hypochlorite and hydrochloric acid.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Fernand Widal, Paris, France.

Abstract

Chlorine gas inhalation can lead to temporary mucous membrane irritation, pulmonary edema, and transient bronchospasm. Existence of respiratory sequelae is debated. We report a case of asthma, persisting 2 years after the inhalation of a mixture of sodium hypochlorite and hydrochloric acid. Bronchial histologic findings and transmission electron microscopy examinations showed uncommon abnormalities supporting irritation for cause of this nonimmunologic asthma.

PMID:
8205904
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