Acute pulmonary edema may be induced by diving and strenuous swimming. We report the case of a diver using closed-circuit, scuba equipment who developed acute dyspnea, hemoptysis, and hypoxemia following a dive in 18°C (64.4°F) water and physical exertion during the swim back to shore. With the growing popularity of recreational scuba diving, emergency physicians are liable to be faced with increasing numbers of diving-related medical problems. Diving-induced pulmonary edema should be included in the differential diagnosis of acute hypoxemia, sometimes accompanied by acid-base abnormalities, when this is seen in a diver.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine|
|State||Published - Nov 2003|
- Pulmonary function tests
- Pulmonary hemorrhage
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health