Talc-induced interstitial pneumonitis with respiratory failure.

Abstract

Talc is the most frequently used chemical agent to induce pleurodesis and complications after this procedure, usually benign and self-limiting, are resolved easily. Pneumonitis with acute respiratory distress after talc pleurodesis is a rare complication, it requires intensive treatment and may be fatal. We describe a patient who developed pneumonitis with… (More)

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