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|Title:||Sarcoid-resembling granulomatous lung disease secondary to occupational magnetite iron dust exposure.|
|Affiliation:||Respiratory Medicine Royal Darwin Hospital Darwin Australia..|
Medical Imaging Royal Darwin Hospital Darwin Australia..
Western Diagnostic Pathology Perth Australia..
Respiratory Medicine Royal Darwin Hospital Darwin Australia..
|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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