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Talc granulomatosis mimicking sarcoidosis.

  title={Talc granulomatosis mimicking sarcoidosis.},
  author={Alfi Muhamad Iqbal and B Aggarwal and B S Menon and R Kulshreshtha},
  journal={Singapore medical journal},
  volume={49 7},
Pulmonary disease due to talc, a group of hydrous magnesium silicates, is almost exclusively encountered secondary to occupational exposure or intravenous drug abuse. Talcosis or talc pneumoconiosis is one of the rarer forms of silicate-induced lung disease. It is seen in workers exposed during its production, and occasionally, in users of cosmetic talc and in intravenous drug addicts. Very often, the history of exposure is not recognised by the patient, and it is only the finding of… 

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