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Is There a Clinical Difference between Salt Water and Fresh Water Drowning?

Journal: Open Journal of Trauma (Vol.1, No. 1)

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Page : 001-002

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Introduction: Salt water near-drowning events are not uncommon in coastal regions. The difference in tonicity between salt and fresh water in near-drowning events leads many to believe there should be differences in the approach to managing the patient. We present a case of near-drowning in salt water and a thorough review of the literature in managing these patients.

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