W. A. SODEMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; B. M. STUART, M.D.
That the problem of lipoid pneumonia is not one primarily of infants and children is indicated by the marked increase in the number of cases reported in adults in the past five years,1 which now equal in number those observed in infants.2, 3 In 264 cases compiled from 1927 through 1942, Sweeney3 found 133 in infants and children and 131 in adults. Hence, the condition is not as uncommon in adults as previously thought. Of these, only 44 could be definitely ascribed to the use of intranasal mineral oil. The use of mineral oil as a laxative accounted for nearly
SODEMAN WA, STUART BM. LIPOID PNEUMONIA IN ADULTS1. Ann Intern Med. 1946;24:241–253. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-2-241
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(2):241-253.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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