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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010, Article ID 498569, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/498569
Case Report

Airbag Pneumonitis

Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard, Weston, FL 33331, USA

Received 29 June 2010; Accepted 13 September 2010

Academic Editor: Steven A. Sahn

Copyright © 2010 Raghav Govindarajan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The widespread and mandatory use of airbags has resulted in various patterns of injuries and complications unique to their use. Airbags have been implicated in a spectrum of pulmonary conditions ranging from exacerbation of asthma, reactive airway diseases to new onset asthma. We report a case of inhalational chemical pneumonitis that developed after exposure to the airbag fumes.