Alveolitis due to hair-spray. Ultrastructural observations in two patients and the results of experimental investigations.

@article{Gebbers1979AlveolitisDT,
  title={Alveolitis due to hair-spray. Ultrastructural observations in two patients and the results of experimental investigations.},
  author={J. O. Gebbers and Christine Tetzner and A. Mick Burkhardt},
  journal={Virchows Archiv. A, Pathological anatomy and histology},
  year={1979},
  volume={382 3},
  pages={323-38}
}
Observation of two patients with hair-spray induced lung disease have prompted us to study the ultrastructure of the lung lesion. We have compared the results with experimental lesions in animals injected with hair-spray extracts and with human monocyte cell cultures exposed to hair-spray. The lungs show a chronic alveolitis with a striking granulomatous reaction including macrophages and multinucleated giant cells of the foreign body type. The intraalveolar and interstitial macrophages and the… CONTINUE READING