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Case Report

Interstitial Pneumonitis and Fibrosis Associated with the Inhalation of Hair Spray

Nagata N.a · Kawajiri T.a · Hayashi T.a · Nakanishi K.b · Nikaido Y.a · Kido M.a

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aDivision of Respiratory Diseases and bDepartment of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan

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Respiration 1997;64:310–312

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Abstract of Case Report

Received: April 15, 1996
Accepted: November 10, 1996
Published online: January 21, 2009
Issue release date: 1997

Number of Print Pages: 3
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0025-7931 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0356 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/RES

Abstract

We describe a 49-year-old female Japanese hairdresser who presented with a 5-year history of exertional dyspnea, a nonproductive cough, and occasional febrile episodes. Histological analysis revealed interstitial fibrosis with mono-nuclear cell infiltration, foreign body granuloma, and numerous intra-alveolar macrophages and multinucleated giant cells of foreign body type. Arterial blood gas, pulmonary function studies and computed tomographic findings demonstrated improvement 6 months after cessation of exposure to the salon. Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid findings suggested that the development of lung disease in this case was triggered by an allergic mechanism rather than the storage of hair spray ingredients in the lung.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Case Report

Received: April 15, 1996
Accepted: November 10, 1996
Published online: January 21, 2009
Issue release date: 1997

Number of Print Pages: 3
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0025-7931 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0356 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/RES


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