Talc lung in a drug abuser

  title={Talc lung in a drug abuser},
  author={A. D. Hill and M. Toner and M. FitzGerald},
  journal={Irish Journal of Medical Science},
SummaryWe report a case of intravenous talcosis in a 36 year old woman. Although she initially denied drug abuse clinical suspicion was aroused by the finding of obliterated peripheral veins, a pleural rub and a peripheral nodular lesion on chest x-ray. Diagnosis of intravenous talcosis was confirmed by finding birefringent particles on transbronchial biopsy. Confronted with this evidence the patient admitted long-standing drug abuse, including intravenous injection of crushed methadone tablets… Expand
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