Derrame pleural como complicación respiratoria de la ingesta de kerosene en niños

Lucrecia MONSANTE, Carlos MARTINEZ, Luis VEGA-BRICEÑO, Manuel GUTIERREZ, Pascual CHIARELLA, Luis CARAVEDO
2015 Revista Médica Herediana  
Derrame pleural como complicación respiratoria de la ingesta de kerosene en niños. Pleural effusion as a respiratory complication of kerosene ingestion in children. SUMARY Objetive: Determinate the frecuency of pleural effusion as a complication after kerosene ingestion by children under two years old. Material and methods: A retrospective study was done at the Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia, between 1988 and 1995. We reviewed medical and radiographic records of all children hospitalized
more » ... ren hospitalized with diagnosis of pleural effusion following pneumonitis by hidrocarbons after kerosene ingestion. Also, we reviewed the pediatric emergency book, looking for the number of children, 24 month old or youngest, that ask for attention after kerosene ingestion, at 1995; how many of these were hospitalized, and how many of these have had pleural effusion. Results: The 13.5% of hospitalized children between 1988-1995 has had pleural effusion as a complication of pneumonitis by hidrocarbons; during 1995, 10.9% of all patients that went to pediatric emergency after kerosene ingestion was hospitalized. (Rev Med Hered 1997; 8:19-22)
doi:10.20453/rmh.v8i1.2414 fatcat:ldkxkjciirdh3fw3fxuc2fn4g4