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Fatal acute interstitial pneumonia in a worker making chips from wooden debris generated by the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23199976     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A man was admitted to our hospital with shortness of breath. He was involved in making wood chips from contaminated debris created by the tsunami that occurred after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Fungi detected at his home and workplace were possible inducers of hypersensitivity pneumonitis, but the absence of precipitating antibodies countered this diagnosis. His rapid and progressive clinical course and surgical lung biopsy and bronchoalveolar lavage findings suggested acute interstitial pneumonia. Electron probe X-ray microanalysis revealed the deposition of excessive exogenous substances in bronchiolar regions. Inhalation of harmful materials was suspected to be the cause of acute lung injury.
Authors:
Shinya Ohkouchi; Masahito Ebina; Katsuhiko Kamei; Hiroshi Moriyama; Tokiwa Tamai; Risa Shibuya; Masakazu Ichinose; Toshihiro Nukiwa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiratory investigation     Volume:  50     ISSN:  2212-5345     ISO Abbreviation:  Respir Investig     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101581124     Medline TA:  Respir Investig     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 The Japanese Respiratory Society. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University, Japan. Electronic address: ohkouchi@idac.tohoku.ac.jp.
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