Pulmonary talcosis with intravenous drug abuse.

@article{Siddiqui2013PulmonaryTW,
  title={Pulmonary talcosis with intravenous drug abuse.},
  author={Mohammad Fasih Siddiqui and Sabah Saleem and Sridhar Badireddi},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  year={2013},
  volume={58 10},
  pages={
          e126-8
        }
}
Talc has been known to cause lung disease, via inhalation or intravenously. A good history along with radiological correlation will often reveal the diagnosis. However, most intravenous drug abusers are reluctant to give a history of exposure, and most diagnoses are made after lung biopsy. We present a case of acute respiratory failure that posed a diagnostic challenge and was diagnosed only after a biopsy. 

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