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Indications for Hospitalization of a Patient Following Aspiration of a Hydrocarbon

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Following aspiration of a hydrocarbon a patient may develop a chemical pneumonitis that can range from subclinical to life threatening. Some patients require direct admission to the hospital while others can be observed.

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