Acute pneumonitis with bilateral pleural effusion after talc pleurodesis.


We describe a patient who developed acute pulmonary distress with bilateral interstitial infiltrates and pleural effusion following talc pleurodesis. Talc particles, obtained by bronchoalveolar lavage, were identified by transmission electron microscopy and chemical analysis. The patient improved with corticosteroid therapy. Acute respiratory failure can be… (More)


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