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pulmonary edema and resulting asphyxia, resulting from hypoxia and increased permeability of pulmonary capillaries occurring in a patient who has been immersed in water and aspirated some.
death from suffocation resulting from aspiration of water or other substance or fluid. Drowning occurs because the liquid prevents breathing.
asphyxiation, but with little or no inhalation of water as a result of persistent laryngospasm.
pulmonary edema may occur some time after a near-drowning due to loss of surfactant.