Aleksandar Stojancov, Radoslav Zivic, Arebi Darif, Novica Dimic, Laslo Pataki, Caslav Vekovic, Miriana Radulovic, Vojislav Covic, Ljiliana Vuco, Zorka Popovic, Dragan Jakovljevic, Ibrahim Jarrata, Ivan Bozanic
Zuara Med. J. (1979) Year 1. No. 1: pp. 17-25.
Kerosine affects the body of a child in many ways. It irritates gastrointestinal and respiratory systems and higher concentrations result in considerable respiratory disorders and coma. In a prospective study, we established in 22 children with kerosine pneumonia, clinical, radiological and biological changes, by means of a suitable questionnaire. The age of the children ranged from 1 to 14 years. Incidence was higher among boys compared to girls (846%). Clinical symptoms were numerous (cough, high temperatures, dyspnea, somnolence, lassitude, vomiting and the similar). Characteristic changes were radiologically established usually localised on the right lung (76.0%). ECG revealed no changes. Biological picture was changed in a number of cases. Urea serum findings on admission were higher in 7.6%, glycose recordings were below 90 mg % in 68.O%, abnormal hepatogramme in 5.2% of the patients and others. Antibiotics and sympatomimetics resulted in complete cure of all the patients in the series.
Keywords: Characteristics Of Kerosine Pneumonia In Children The Zuara Central Pediatric Ward.