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 - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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