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How to differentiate salt water from fresh water pneumonitis?

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Dr. William Walsh
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In brief: Geography

I am presuming you are referring to pneumonitis from drowning; in that case knowing where the patient was found and what water is present there is the trick.
Clinically they are similar looking, although salt water victims tend to do better in the long run.

In brief: Geography

I am presuming you are referring to pneumonitis from drowning; in that case knowing where the patient was found and what water is present there is the trick.
Clinically they are similar looking, although salt water victims tend to do better in the long run.
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