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Table 1 Symptoms and signs suggestive of inhalational injury

From: Quantifying the impact of inhalational burns: a prospective study

Symptoms and signs of inhalational injury Nasoendoscopy
• Hoarseness of voice
• Sore throat
• Dyspnea
• Painful respirations
• Carbonaceous sputum
• Tachypnea
• Stridor
• Facial burns/mucosal burns of lips and mouth
• Singed facial hair/nasal hair
• Soot in nostrils or mouth
• Airway erythema/edema
• Soot in airways
• Abnormal mobility and appearance of vocal cords