Canadian Respiratory Journal

Canadian Respiratory Journal / 2011 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 18 |Article ID 743151 |

Michael Russell, Aric Storck, Martha Ainslie, "Acute Respiratory Distress following Intravenous Injection of an Oil-Steroid Solution", Canadian Respiratory Journal, vol. 18, Article ID 743151, 3 pages, 2011.

Acute Respiratory Distress following Intravenous Injection of an Oil-Steroid Solution


A case of acute respiratory distress and hypoxemia following accidental intravenous injection of an oil-steroid solution in a body builder is presented. Chest roentography at the time of presentation showed diffuse bilateral opacities, and computed tomography revealed predominantly peripheral ground-glass opacifications. The patient’s symptoms gradually improved over 48 h and imaging of the chest was unremarkable one week later. The pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of this rare but potentially life-threatening complication of intravenous oil injection are discussed.

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