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Kim, Bang, Kim, Ryu, Kwak, Lee, and Cho: A Case of Pulmonary Siderosis Confirmed by Bronchoalveolar Lavage and Transbronchial Lung Biopsy


Pulmonary siderosis is one kind of pneumoconiosis, occurs from chronic inhalation of iron or iron oxide. Inhaled iron dust is deposited in the intra-alveolar spaces, which leads to radiological changes and respiratory symptoms. It is diagnosed by iron exposure history, radiological changes, and the evidence of intra-alveolar iron deposit. We have experienced a case of pulmonary siderosis which was confirmed by bronchoalveolar lavage and transbronchial lung biopsy, so report it with a review of literature.

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