An unusual cause of difficult asthma: talc granulomatous disease

Respiratory Medicine; Occupational Medicine
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2005.0001
5
1-3
An unusual cause of difficult asthma: talc granulomatous disease

A 44-year-old woman presented with poorly controlled asthma and nodular radiological changes. A VATS lung biopsy confirmed talc granulomatous disease possibly related to her previous work as a dental technician. A detailed occupational history is mandatory. Talc granulomatous disease is one important alternative diagnosis in poorly controlled asthma.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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