Surfactant therapy in acute respiratory distress syndrome due to hydrocarbon aspiration


Horoz O. O. , Yildizdas D. , Yilmaz H. L.

SINGAPORE MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.50, no.4, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : SINGAPORE MEDICAL JOURNAL

Abstract

Hydrocarbon aspiration causes acute lung injury, which may lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome. Surfactant has been shown to be beneficial in experimentally-induced hydrocarbon-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome. However, there has not been a clinical study evaluating the effect of surfactant application on hydrocarbon aspiration in humans. We report a 17-month-old boy with acute respiratory distress syndrome due to hydrocarbon aspiration and was successfully treated with surfactant application.