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November 11, 1974

Pulmonary Edema and Salicylate Intoxication

Author Affiliations

From the Pulmonary Division of the Program in Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

JAMA. 1974;230(6):866-867. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03240060036028

A patient experienced pulmonary edema associated with salicylate intoxication. As proved by dynamic vascular measurements, the pulmonary edema was of noncardiac origin. Recovery followed therapy with diuretics and positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP). The etiology of this form of pulmonary edema is unknown, but it is a potentially fatal complication of salicylate intoxication.

(JAMA 230:866-867, 1974)