This site is intended for healthcare professionals

Go to /sign-in page

You can view 5 more pages before signing in

Clinical features of injury below larynx

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

Authoring team

The clinical features of an inhalation injury below the larynx develop over two discernable time courses. Immediately there may be:

  • restlessness
  • confusion
  • hypoxia progressing to
  • death

Alternatively, there may be a pattern of features with later onset over 12 hours to a week:

  • increased hypoxia
  • pulmonary oedema secondary to adult respiratory distress syndrome
  • respiratory failure

Related pages

Create an account to add page annotations

Add information to this page that would be handy to have on hand during a consultation, such as a web address or phone number. This information will always be displayed when you visit this page