Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 65(3); 2008 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 2008;65(3):239-242.
DOI:    Published online September 1, 2008.
Bilateral Pulmonary Infiltrate with Milky BAL Fluid.
Gi Chol Yoon, Jae Young Moon, Hye Ok Kim, Jung Ha Kim, Eun Sil Ha, Kyung Ju Lee, Eun Joo Lee, Gyu Young Hur, Eun Hae Kang, Ki Hwan Jung, Sung Yong Lee, Je Hyeong Kim, Sang Yeub Lee, Chol Shin, Jae Jeong Shim, Kwang Ho In, Kyung Ho Kang, Se Hwa Yoo
Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Exogenous lipoid pneumonia is an uncommon disease that's caused by aspirating lipid formulations. Squalene, obtained from shark liver oil, is one of the causative agent and this is commonly used by some Koreans as a health promoting medication. We report here on a case of exogenous lipoid pneumonia that developed after ingestion of squalene capsules. The case showed milky BAL fluid and multiple pulmonary consolidations.
Key Words: Pneumonia, Lipid, Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, Squalene

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