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Title: Sarcoid-resembling granulomatous lung disease secondary to occupational magnetite iron dust exposure.
Authors: Xiao, Lewis
Kookana, Anil
McClure, Robert
Heraganahally, Subash
Citation: Respirology case reports 2018-08; 6(6): e00331
Abstract: Non-caseating granulomatous pulmonary conditions resembling sarcoidosis secondary to industrial/occupation exposure to magnetite iron ore dusts have been rarely documented in the literature. This is a case report of a 58-year-old blast crew member involved in iron ore/magnetite mining who presented with a 12-month history of chronic dry cough. High-resolution computed tomography revealed bilateral interstitial opacities. Lung biopsy demonstrated sarcoid-like granulomatous inflammation. Oral corticosteroid treatment improved the cough. Radiological features did not resolve despite treatment and yet remained stable following no subsequent exposure to iron mining dust.
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Journal title: Respirology case reports
Publication Date: 2018-08
ISSN: 2051-3380
Type: Journal Article
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10137/6962
DOI: 10.1002/rcr2.331
metadata.dc.identifier.orcid: 0000-0003-0788-7137
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