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Pulmonary foreign body granulomatosis in dental technician

Title
Pulmonary foreign body granulomatosis in dental technician
Author
문지용
Keywords
Dental technicians; Lung disease
Issue Date
2015-10
Publisher
Korean National Tuberculosis Association
Citation
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, v. 78, NO 4, Page. 445-449
Abstract
Occupational lung diseases are caused by several toxic substances including heavy metals; however, the exact pathologic mechanisms remain unknown. In the workplace, dental technicians are often exposed to heavy metals such as cobalt, nickel, or beryllium and occasionally develop occupational lung diseases. We described a case of occupational lung disease in a patient who was employed as a dental technician for over a decade. A 31-year-old, non-smoking woman presented with productive cough and shortness of breath of several weeks duration. Chest computed tomography revealed a large number of scattered, bilateral small pulmonary nodules throughout the lung field, and multiple mediastinal lymph nodes enlargement. Percutaneous needle biopsy showed multifocal small granulomas with foreign body type giant cells suggestive of heavy metals inhalation. The patient's condition improved on simple avoidance strategy for several months. This case highlighted the importance of proper workplace safety. Copyright © 2015 The Korean Academy of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases. All rights reserved.
URI
https://synapse.koreamed.org/DOIx.php?id=10.4046/trd.2015.78.4.445http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/27980
ISSN
1738-3536; 2005-6184
DOI
10.4046/trd.2015.78.4.445
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