Lipoid pneumonia: a preventable complication.

@article{Meltzer2006LipoidPA,
  title={Lipoid pneumonia: a preventable complication.},
  author={Evelyne Meltzer and Larissa Guranda and Lubov Vassilenko and Meir Krupsky and Shmuel Steinlauf and Yehezkel Sidi},
  journal={The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ},
  year={2006},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={
          33-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Lipoid pneumonia is a pneumonitis resulting from the aspiration of lipids, and is commonly associated with the use of mineral oil as a laxative. LP is relatively unfamiliar to clinicians and is probably underdiagnosed. OBJECTIVES To increase physicians' awareness of LP, its diagnosis and prevention. METHODS We present two illustrative cases of LP and review the literature. RESULTS Two cases of LP were diagnosed within half a year in an internal medicine ward. Both cases were… CONTINUE READING

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