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Hydrocarbon Inhalation Injury Differential Diagnoses

  • Author: Rakesh Vadde, MBBS; Chief Editor: Michael R Bye, MD  more...
 
Updated: Apr 18, 2014
 
 

Diagnostic Considerations

Other causes for altered mental status include the following:

  • Intracranial pathology
  • Electrolyte abnormality
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Encephalitis

Comorbidities include the following:

  • Multidrug ingestion
  • Other illicit drugs of abuse
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

Differential Diagnoses

 
 
Contributor Information and Disclosures
Author

Rakesh Vadde, MBBS Fellow in Pulmonary Medicine, Interfaith Medical Center

Rakesh Vadde, MBBS is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Physicians, American Thoracic Society

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Coauthor(s)

M Frances J Schmidt, MD Chief of Pulmonary Medicine, Pulmonary Fellowship Program, Teaching Attending Physician, Department of Medicine, Interfaith Medical Center

M Frances J Schmidt, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Physicians

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Divya Salhan, MD Resident Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Interfaith Medical Center

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Specialty Editor Board

Mary L Windle, PharmD Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Charles Callahan, DO Professor, Chief, Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology, Tripler Army Medical Center

Charles Callahan, DO is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, American Thoracic Society, Association of Military Surgeons of the US, Christian Medical and Dental Associations

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Chief Editor

Michael R Bye, MD Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine; Attending Physician, Pediatric Pulmonary Division, Women's and Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Michael R Bye, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Additional Contributors

Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP Professor of Pediatrics, Rush Medical College; Director, Section of Pediatric Pulmonology and Rush Cystic Fibrosis Center, Rush Children's Hospital, Rush University Medical Center

Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Acknowledgements

Heidi Connolly, MD Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; Director, Pediatric Sleep Medicine Services, Strong Sleep Disorders Center

Heidi Connolly, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Thoracic Society, and Society of Critical Care Medicine

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Jason M Kane, MD, FAAP Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Attending Physician, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Critical Care and Cardiac Intensive Care, Children's Memorial Hospital

Jason M Kane, MD, FAAP is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, and Society of Critical Care Medicine

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Emily B Nazarian, MD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Fellowship Director, Pediatric Critical Care, Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong

Emily B Nazarian, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Pediatrics

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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Anteroposterior view of the chest of 14-month-old boy 30 hours after ingesting lamp oil. Note the central right lower lobe infiltrate obscuring the right heart border.
 
 
 
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