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Domestically Acquired Particulate Lung Disease. Also commonly called hut lung. A pneumoconiosis of mixed aetiology associated with regular inhalation of smoke from wood fires, possibly linked to silica particles inhaled while hand grinding maize. DAPLD may be the most significant environmentally attributable disorder in the world, with 3 billion people at risk.
Aetiology Caused by the inhalation of particles liberated from the combustion of biomass fuel, DAPLD results in significant morbidity from infancy to adulthood
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Some authors have applied terms such as; hut lung, charcoal disease, anthracotic inflammatory bronchial stenosis and antracobronchitis to distinguish this from other lung diseases caused by inhalation of other particles.
This is the first reported case of hut lung associated with charcoal production.
KEY WORDS: biomass combustion, domestically acquired particulate lung disease, hut lung, indoor air pollution, wood smoke.
Patients with hut lung can present with a wide spectrum of symptoms, ranging from quite benign to severe.
The characteristic but nonspecific plain chest radiographic findings of hut lung are diffuse pulmonary nodules.
Lung histopathology obtained by either transbronchial or open lung biopsy is the gold standard for the diagnosis of hut lung.