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A rare case of lipoid pneumonia due to diesel aspiration
Acute exogenous lipoid pneumonia is a rare chemical pneumonia following aspiration of volatile hydrocarbon compounds. In this case report, we present a 63-year-old male patient who developed acute exogenous lipoid pneumonia following accidental aspiration of diesel oil from the fuel tank of his vehicle with a hose. The patient presented with sore throat, cough, dyspnoea and tachypnoea. Posteroanterior chest radiography showed paracardiac infiltrations in the right lower and left lower lung fields.The patient presented again on the 21st day after aspiration with cough and sputum production. Chest X-ray showed a cavitary lesion with air-fluid level in the lower right probe. One month after the treatment, radiological regression of the consolidations was observed in the chest radiograph. In conclusion, this rare disease occurs after inhalation of hydrocarbon products. Symptoms and radiological findings develop rapidly and may lead to serious pulmonary complications and sequelae.

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Volume 4, Issue 2, 2024
Page : 73-75