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Salt water aspiration syndrome

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Salt water aspiration syndrome

Salt water aspiration syndrome is a rare diving disorder suffered by SCUBA divers who inhale a mist of seawater from a faulty demand valve causing irritation of the lungs.[1][2] It can be treated by rest for several hours. If severe, medical assessment is required.


  • Symptoms 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Symptoms of salt water aspiration syndrome include:

See also


  1. ^ Edmonds C (September 1970). "A salt water aspiration syndrome". Mil Med 135 (9): 779–85.  
  2. ^ Edmonds C (1998). "Drowning syndromes: the mechanism.". South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society Journal 28 (1).  

External links

  • Diving Medicine Online — Salt Water Aspiration Syndrome
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