Survival from fresh water near-drowning: Report of a case

Yumi Okamoto, Hiroshi Morisaki, Yoshio Takino

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It has been reported that the incidence of hemolysis due to massive aspiration of water in near-drowning is considered to be rather rare. We present a case of a young man who was submerged in a swimming pool and was transported to our hospital in cardiac arrest. After successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation he developed hemolysis, pulmonary edema and disseminated intravascular coagulation. A possible cause of hemolysis is proposed and treatment based on th epathophysiology of pulmonary aspiration of fresh water is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-92
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of National Medical Services
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • hemolysis
  • near-drowning
  • pulmonary edema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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