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VOLUME 24 , ISSUE 6 ( June, 2020 ) > List of Articles


Accidental Acute Talcum Powder Inhalation in an Adult: A Rare Case with a Short Review of Literature

Sadananda B. Naik, Mamatha Guruprasad

Citation Information : Naik SB, Guruprasad M. Accidental Acute Talcum Powder Inhalation in an Adult: A Rare Case with a Short Review of Literature. Indian J Crit Care Med 2020; 24 (6):490-491.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23451

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-07-2020

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Acute talc powder inhalation is very rare in adults, though it is commonly reported in the infants and children. This is a report of a medical student who collapsed following accidental inhalation of talc powder at the college premises. A short review of the symptoms and complications along with the pathophysiology of pulmonary injury in acute talc inhalation also has been discussed over here.

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