Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 41(4); 1994 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1994;41(4):424-428.
DOI:    Published online August 1, 1994.
A Case of Chemical Pneumonitis Caused by Acetic acid Fume Inhalation.
Seung Ou Nam, Doo Seop Moon, Dong Suck Lee, Jin Ho Kim, Ik Soo Park, Ho Joo Yoon, Dong Ho Shin, Sung Soo Park, Jung Hee Lee
Many organic and nonorganic agents can cause chemical pneumonitis. Chemical pneumonitis induced by inhalation of acetic acid is a rare clinical condition. As acetic acid is a water soluble agent, it causes chemical irritation to respiratory tract and causes variable symptoms. We experienced a case of acute lung injury due to inhalation of acetic acid fume. A 56-year-old male patient was admitted due to dyspnea with vomiting for one day. After he inhaled acetic acid fume in occupational situation, he had chest tightness, chilling sense, and productive cough. Our case was good response to oxygen inhalation, antibiotics, and systemic steroids.
Key Words: Acetic acid, Chemical pneumonitis

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