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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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SEJAS CLAROS, Alfredo; SOLIZ UNONA, Carol Angela  and  GONZALO LOPEZ LOPEZ², Antonio. Mendelson syndrome: a case report. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2015, vol.38, n.2, pp.73-75. ISSN 1012-2966.

Abstract Mendelson's Syndrome is a rare but catastrophic presentation, is the aspiration of acidic gastric contents into the lungs causing chemical pneumonitis by the passage of toxic substances the lower respiratory tract.The clinical picture is characterized by hypoxemia, dyspnea, bronchospasm, tachypnea, pulmonary edema, hypotension, cyanosis, and atelectasis. Shortness of breath is due to acute pulmonary edema and necrosis. The diagnosis of Mendelson's Syndrome presumption is based on the symptoms, the disease evolution and the | findings on tests of staff. Proper treatment is essential because of the high morbidity and mortality involved. For Mendelson's syndrome occurs in a patient of 89 years of age due to Alzheimer's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder. It was presented to emergency with symptoms of postprandial vomiting plenty flemosas content with bilious secretions, nausea and abdominal pain. Emergency bronchoscopy was key to the diagnosis and subsequent treatment.

Keywords : human rabies; zoonosis; encephalitis.

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