Tsunami lung: a necrotising pneumonia in survivors of the Asian tsunami

Anthony M Allworth
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2005.tb06738.x
Published online: 4 April 2005

To the Editor: The disastrous events of Boxing Day, 2004 left hundreds of thousands dead, injured or homeless across large parts of Asia. Many aid teams dispatched to affected areas are grappling with the aftermath of this catastrophe. Here, I present one of many clinical observations of what we encountered in the field. It is a clinical anecdote, but one worth sharing, as it may guide future teams in similar situations.

  • Anthony M Allworth1,2

  • 1 Fakinah Hospital, Banda Aceh
  • 2 Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Herston, QLD 4029.


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