Which physical findings are characteristic of smoke inhalation injury?

Updated: Oct 15, 2021
  • Author: Keith A Lafferty, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Findings on physical examination may include the following:

  • Facial burns

  • Blistering or edema of the oropharynx

  • Hoarseness

  • Stridor

  • Upper airway mucosal lesions

  • Carbonaceous sputum

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