Accession Number:

ADA550194

Title:

Arterial Gas Embolism Induced Ageusia (Case Report)

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE WRIGHT PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

2011-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This article details a previously unreported arterial gas embolism AGE clinical presentation. A military aircrew candidate water survival course trainee lost his sense of taste ageusia after only a few compressed air breaths and ascending from the shallow depth of 4 ft. Ageusia was his only AGE sign or symptom. Rapidly diagnosing and treating AGE and other decompression illnesses is essential for positive patient outcomes and requires understanding the anatomic and physiologic effects of atmospheric pressure changes.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE