International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 6, Issue 8 (2020)

Iatrogenic lipoid pneumonia


Surya Saini, Pawan Kumar, Avik Banerjee, Shayam Kaushik

Lipoid pneumonia is a rare type of pneumonia, it occurs due to accumulation of lipid and lipid laden macrophages in alveoli. Lipoid pneumonia is of two types exogenous and endogenous pneumonia. Exogenous lipoid pneumonia occurs when mineral oils, vegetable oils and animal fats are inhaled or aspirated, whereas endogenous lipoid pneumonia occurs as a result of lipid accumulation in intra alveolar macrophages. As there is no definite clinical and radiological feature, this is also one of the reason for delaying and missing the diagnosis. So this is utmost important to aware physicians regarding this disease.
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