Complications of drowning: A case report

  • Felicia Anita Wijaya Ikatan Dokter Indonesia
  • I Gde Doddy Kurnia Indrawan
Keywords: bronchopneumonia, case report, drowning, mechanical ventilation, pulmonary edema


Unintentional drowning is the sixth most common cause of accidental death, accounting for 4,086 deaths (1.4 per 100,000) in the United States in 2007.1 In children, drowning is the second leading cause of injury-related death, and those aged 1-3 years have the highest rate of drowning.2 More than 1,400 pediatric drownings were reported in the United States in 2008.3 Many drowning deaths are due to lack of supervision in the bathtub, unprotected access to a pool, or lack of swimming skills.3 For every death by drowning, six children are hospitalized for drowning, and up to 10% of survivors experience severe brain damage.2


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Wijaya F, Indrawan IG. Complications of drowning: A case report. PI [Internet]. 11Oct.2019 [cited 8Jun.2023];59(5):284-. Available from:
Case Report
Received 2019-04-03
Accepted 2019-10-08
Published 2019-10-11