pulmonary talcosis


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pul·mo·nar·y tal·co·sis

pneumoconiosis from inhaling talc dusts.
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These deaths likely represent nonoccupational pulmonary talcosis caused by illicit inhalation or intravenous administration of talc-contaminated drugs (3,5-7).
However, if cleared insufficiently due to prolonged exposure or exposure to high quantities or both, pulmonary talcosis may develop.
2], levofloxacin 750 mg every other day for 5 days, and fluticasone/salmeterol, in addition to his home medications, with the diagnosis of interstitial lung disease/ pulmonary talcosis, tracheobronchitis, thrombocytopenia, and anemia.
Pulmonary talcosis has also been reported in a wide variety of oral medications that are misused intravenously.
In a review of several case reports of symptomatic pulmonary talcosis, patients typically presented with initial dyspnea to progressive exertional dyspnea, fatigue, and cough with or without systemic symptoms such as fever, chills, or night sweats [6, 7].
Radiographically, pulmonary talcosis is characterized by generalized haziness, small nodules, and reticulations, either diffuse or predominantly in the lower zones [9].