Cardiac arrest by inhalation of deodorant spray


Drug abuse by inhalation of volatile household product substances is uncommon, however, it can have devastating consequences.

This case report describes the fatal outcome of deodorant inhalation by a 19-year-old patient in a detoxification clinic who developed a cardiac arrest after inhaling butane from a deodorant spray.

Despite initial successful resuscitation, he developed a postanoxic encephalopathy with a status epilepticus resistant to extensive treatment.

Inhalant abuse can be a cause of death in young patients.

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