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Traumatic asphyxia-report of two cases
Ching-Ying Wu , Gwo-Shing Chen , Hsinglin Lin
Dermatol Sinica 25: 261-264, 2007

Traumatic asphyxia is a rare clinical syndrome characterized by the triad of cervicofacial cyanosis and edema, bilateral subconjunctival hemorrhage, and cutaneous petechial hemorrhages of the face, neck and upper chest. We reported two cases of traumatic asphyxia following traffic accident that recovered without cutaneous or systemic sequelae. We also discuss the pathophysiology of this rare traumatic asphyxia.

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