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Lipoid Pneumonia After Prolonged Inhalation of Clarified Butter Made from the Milk of a Buffalo or Cow (Ghee)

Radhika Banka, R.B. Deshpande, Zarir F. Udwadia

Keywords : Lipoid pneumonia, Non-resolving pneumonia

Citation Information : Banka R, Deshpande R, Udwadia ZF. Lipoid Pneumonia After Prolonged Inhalation of Clarified Butter Made from the Milk of a Buffalo or Cow (Ghee). Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2016; 58 (3):191-194.

DOI: 10.5005/ijcdas-58-3-191

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 17-11-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Lipoid pneumonia is a rare form of pneumonia caused by inhalation or aspiration of fat containing substances. It can present acutely or more commonly presents as an insidious onset chronic respiratory illness. It requires a high degree of suspicion with great emphasis on history. It can mimic tuberculosis, malignancy or interstitial lung disease. We report the case of a 31-year-old male with a history of sniffing hydrogenated oil, presenting with a non-resolving pneumonia.

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