JournalRespiratory Medicine Case Reports
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AbstractPulmonary talcosis is a rare pneumoconiosis that is difficult to diagnose and may progress to debilitating lung disease. Four types of talcosis are described in literature: talc-silicosis and talc-asbestosis secondary to inhalation in industry workers and talc-emboli in intravenous drug users that self-inject talc-containing oral tablets. Although found in common household products, talc is overlooked as a cause of pneumoconiosis. Talcosis caused by cosmetic face powder is even rarer. Here we discuss a woman in her 50s who developed talcosis from inhalation of cutaneous cosmetics two years prior, and how comprehensive history may be crucial in diagnosing this rare disease.
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