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Systemic intravascular and extravascular air bubbles in type I decompression sickness
  1. Wen-Chien Cheng1,
  2. Te-Chun Hsia1,2,
  3. Wei-Chih Liao1,2,
  4. Chia-Hung Chen1,
  5. Wei-Chun Chen1,2
  1. 1Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Taichung, Taiwan
  2. 2Department of Internal Medicine, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Wei-Chun Chen, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, No. 2, Yuh-Der Road, Taichung City 40447, Taiwan; srwalpha{at}

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A 50-year-old male diver visited our emergency room for general weakness after diving. He suffered from general malaise with muscle pain and joint pain after repeated diving at a depth of about 18 m in a well for about 8 h. Type I decompression sickness (DCS) was impressed. However a CT was performed …

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  • Contributors W-CC is the first author. T-CH was responsible for medical point. W-CL was responsible for image point and analysis. C-HC was responsible for interactive case report.

  • Competing interests Yes.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.