Acute exogenous lipoid pneumonitis following siphoning of diesel fuel: A case report

So Yeon Park, Hwan Seok Yong, Seung Kwan Kim, Eun Young Kang

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Abstract

Acute exogenous lipoid pneumonitis is a kind of chemical pneumonitis following the aspiration of volatile hydrocarbon compounds. The clinical and radiological findings are nonspecific. However, it can be diagnosed by the presence of lipid-laden macrophages in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid on the basis of a history of petroleum-based product aspiration. Herein, we report acute exogenous lipoid pneumonitis after unintentional aspiration of diesel fuel during siphonage in a 31-year-old male. Initially the patient had cough, chest pain, and blood-tinged sputum. The purpose of this case report is to review the radiologic manifestations and the previous literatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-146
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Korean Society of Radiology
Volume80
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid
  • Cough
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Pneumonia, Lipid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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