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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Döring, G; Baumeister, FA; Peters, J; von der Beek, J 
Title:
Butane abuse associated Encephalopathy. 
Abstract:
Butane contained in household products is easily available for abuse and is not subject to legal prosecution in Germany. The toxicological properties of butane mainly affect the heart and the CNS. A serious pathophysiological mechanism is asphyxia due to the replacement of oxygen by butane. We report an abusive butane inhalation in a 15-year old girl, resulting in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and subsequent development of severe brain damage. After reviewing the medical literature and questioni...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Klin Padiatr 
Year:
2002 
Journal volume:
214 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
295-8 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0300-8630 
TUM Institution:
Kinderklinik und Poliklinik