Chronic lung disease after activated charcoal aspiration

Gavin R. Graff, James Stark, John W. Berkenbosch, George W. Holcomb, Robert E. Garola

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The ingestion of toxic substances is a common pediatric emergency. Activated charcoal is part of the standard treatment for most toxic ingestions and is considered a benign therapy. We report a case of inadvertent administration of activated charcoal into the trachea that resulted in the development of chronic lung disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)959-961
Number of pages3
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 20 2002

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Graff, G. R., Stark, J., Berkenbosch, J. W., Holcomb, G. W., & Garola, R. E. (2002). Chronic lung disease after activated charcoal aspiration. Pediatrics, 109(5), 959-961.