Cover Image

Exogenous lipoid pneumonia associated with oil pulling: Report of two cases

Chi Fong Wong, See Wan Yan, Wai Mui Wong, Ronnie S.L. Ho
  • See Wan Yan
    Grantham Hospital, TB and Chest Unit, Hong Kong
  • Wai Mui Wong
    Grantham Hospital, TB and Chest Unit, Hong Kong
  • Ronnie S.L. Ho
    Queen Mary Hospital, Department of Pathology, Hong Kong

Abstract

Two ladies with history of carcinoma of tongue presenting with un-resolving pneumonia were ultimately diagnosed to have lipoid pneumonia, and both were subsequently found to be associated with the practice of oil pulling which is a popular complementary therapy. Apart from cessation of oil pulling, they were treated with repeated therapeutic lobar broncho-alveolar lavage. despite the potential benefits of oil pulling on oral health, people especially those at risk of aspiration, should be properly informed of this potential risk when considering this form of complementary therapy.

Keywords

Lipoid pneumonia; oil pulling.

Full Text:

PDF
Submitted: 2018-03-02 01:57:19
Published: 2018-09-07 07:42:24
Search for citations in Google Scholar
Related articles: Google Scholar
Abstract views:
3

Views:
PDF
4

Article Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

Metrics powered by PLOS ALM


Copyright (c) 2018 Chi Fong Wong, See Wan Yan, Wai Mui Wong, Ronnie S.L. Ho

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
 
© PAGEPress 2008-2018     -     PAGEPress is a registered trademark property of PAGEPress srl, Italy.     -     VAT: IT02125780185     •     Privacy