Surfactant therapy in acute respiratory distress syndrome due to hydrocarbon aspiration


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

SINGAPORE MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.50, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 50 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: SINGAPORE MEDICAL JOURNAL

Özet

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.