A case of negative pressure pulmonary edema associated with acute ethanol intoxication
- 96 Downloads
Negative pressure pulmonary edema (NPPE) is well recognized as a non-cardiac pulmonary edema in which a transudation of fluid into the pulmonary interstitium takes place subsequent to the generation of unusually high negative intrathoracic pressures . Although various causes of NPPE have been reported previously, we recently encountered a rare case of NPPE following glossoptosis caused by acute ethanol intoxication.
KeywordsCroup Epiglottitis Blood Ethanol Concentration Pulmonary Blood Volume Negative Pressure Pulmonary Edema
Conflict of interest statement
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest related to the publication of this manuscript.