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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-44

Symptomatic pulmonary siderosis in scissors/knife sharpening worker: A case report


Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sonam Spalgais
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijoem.IJOEM_77_19

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Pulmonary siderosis is a rare occupational lung disease. Traditionally, it has been considered a “benign pneumoconiosis” because of the absence of associated clinical symptoms or pulmonary fibrosis. However, few authors have reported the evidence of pulmonary symptoms with lung fibrosis on high-resolution computed tomography and lung biopsy. Symptomatic pulmonary siderosis in scissors/knife sharpening worker has not been described in past literature. We report a case of biopsy proven symptomatic pulmonary siderosis in scissors/knife sharpening worker, who was unnecessarily treated with antitubercular therapy for 3 months.






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