Title

Skeletal fluorosis secondary to harmful inhalant use.

Publication/Presentation Date

11-25-2022

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Inhalants are common household items that may be abused for the desired effect of euphoria. Skeletal fluorosis is an uncommon and debilitating bone disorder caused by excess fluoride deposition. We report a case of skeletal fluorosis from chronic inhalation of an electronic duster product containing 1,1-difluoroethane.

CASE: A 33-year-old male with inhalant use disorder presented to the emergency department with prominent bilateral hand swelling and long bone deformities. The patient reported five years of inhaling "surf onn.© electronic duster" (1,1-Difluoroethane). Diagnostic testing demonstrated urine fluoride 64.5 mg/L (ref

CONCLUSION: Skeletal fluorosis is an uncommon complication of inhalant use disorder with products containing fluoride.

First Page

1

Last Page

3

ISSN

1556-9519

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

36426635

Department(s)

Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty, Department of Emergency Medicine Residents, Toxicology Division, Fellows and Residents

Document Type

Article

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