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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 120-122

Pyothorax following kerosene ingestion: A severe complication of kerosene poisoning


1 Department of Pediatrics, Medica Superspecialty Hospital; Department of Pediatrics, Bhagirathi Neotia Woman and Child Care Centre, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, Medica Superspecialty Hospital; Department of Pediatrics, Bhagirathi Neotia Woman and Child Care Centre; Department of Pediatric Surgery, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Pediatrics, Bhagirathi Neotia Woman and Child Care Centre, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
4 Department of Pediatric Medicine, Dr. B. C. Roy Post Graduate Institute of Pediatric Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Pankaj Halder
Saroda Palli, Sitko Road, Baruipur, Kolkata - 700 144, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_40_20

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Pyopneumothorax following kerosene aspiration is not rare in children, but seldom requires surgical intervention. We report a case of kerosene poisoning in a 25-month-old girl where aspiration pneumonitis progressed to pyothorax in spite of supportive medical therapy. Thoracoscopic drainage was done to prevent on-going lung damage and sepsis.


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