Bilateral pulmonary infiltrate with milky BAL fluid

Chol Yoon Gi, Young Moon Jae, Ok Kim Hye, Ha Kim Jung, Sil Ha Eun, Ju Lee Kyung, Joo Lee Eun, Young Hur Gyu, Hae Kang Eun, Hwan Jung Ki, Yong Lee Sung, Hyeong Kim Je, Yeub Lee Sang, Choi Shin, Jeong Shim Jae, Ho In Kwang, Ho Kang Kyung, Hwa Yoo Se

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Abstract

Exogenous lipoid pneumonia is an uncommon disease that's caused by aspirating lipid formulations. Squalene, obtained from shark liver oil, is one of the causative agent and this is commonly used by some Koreans as a health promoting medication. We report here on a case of exogenous lipoid pneumonia that developed after ingestion of squalene capsules. The case showed milky BAL fluid and multiple pulmonary consolidations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-242
Number of pages4
JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Volume65
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep

Keywords

  • Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid
  • Lipid
  • Pneumonia
  • Squalene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Gi, C. Y., Jae, Y. M., Hye, O. K., Jung, H. K., Eun, S. H., Kyung, J. L., Eun, J. L., Gyu, Y. H., Eun, H. K., Ki, H. J., Sung, Y. L., Je, H. K., Sang, Y. L., Shin, C., Jae, J. S., Kwang, H. I., Kyung, H. K., & Se, H. Y. (2008). Bilateral pulmonary infiltrate with milky BAL fluid. Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, 65(3), 239-242. https://doi.org/10.4046/trd.2008.65.3.239