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Case Report

A case of exogenous lipoid pneumonia induced by inhalation of mouse repellent

Kyoko Murasea  Kazushige Nodaa  Yoshihiro Otakia  Junichi Yasudaa  Shigeyuki Aokia  Seiichiro Shimizub 

aDepartment of Pulmonary Medicine, Showa General Hospital
bDepartment of Pathology, Showa General Hospital

ABSTRACT

A 64-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital in respiratory failure accompanying pharyngeal pain, cough, and low-grade fever. A bronchoscopy was performed, and the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid was found to contain lipid-laden macrophages. On this basis, she was diagnosed with exogenous lipoid pneumonia. History taking revealed that 3 days before symptom development, she had used large amounts of mouse repellent at home with the doors closed. We concluded that the mouse repellent containing peppermint oil caused the exogenous lipoid pneumonia. After having stopped the use of the drug and starting steroid therapy, her symptoms gradually improved, and she is now healthy without recurrence.

KEYWORDS

Peppermint oil  Exogenous lipoid pneumonia  Mouse repellent 

Received 6 Feb 2013 / Accepted 29 Mar 2013

AJRS, 2(4): 466-470, 2013

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