J Korean Soc Radiol.  2019 Jan;80(1):141-146. 10.3348/jksr.2019.80.1.141.

Acute Exogenous Lipoid Pneumonitis Following Siphoning of Diesel Fuel: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. yhwanseok@naver.com
  • 2Department of Radiology, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Ansan, Korea.

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.


MeSH Terms

Adult
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid
Chest Pain
Cough
Gasoline*
Humans
Hydrocarbons
Macrophages
Male
Pneumonia*
Pneumonia, Lipid
Sputum
Gasoline
Hydrocarbons
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