Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage secondary to plastic fume exposure: A case report

Submitted: April 12, 2020
Accepted: May 22, 2020
Published: July 22, 2020
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A 31-year non-smoker man, working in plastic making industry for 12 years presented with cough and streaking hemoptysis for 2 days. Computed tomography (CT) of chest showed patchy ground glass opacities with interlobular septal thickening in bilateral lung parenchyma. Fiber optic bronchoscopy (FOB) was done. Sequential lavage was taken which showed progressively increasing hemorrhagic fluid. His diffusion capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) was 38.08 mL/mmHg/Mi (126%) predicted on day 2 of admission, 32.36 ml/mmHg/Mi (106%) predicted on discharge and 39.63 mL/mmHg/Mi (130%) predicted on going back to work. He was diagnosed with plastic fume exposure related pulmonary alveolar hemorrhage.



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Choudhari, Omkar K., Umesh Chandra Ojha, Dipti Gothi, Sonam Spalgais, Pratap Singh, and Anita Rani. 2020. “Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage Secondary to Plastic Fume Exposure: A Case Report”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 90 (3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1304.