A 15-year-old street entertainer inadvertently and unknowingly aspirated a small volume of liquid hydrocarbon fuel during a fire breathing performance. Two days later, he developed pleuritic chest pain, fever, and vomiting. A chest radiograph revealed airspace consolidation, which later developed into a cavitating lesion consistent with exogenous lipoid pneumonitis. Full recovery with spontaneous resolution of the radiological changes occurred after 6 weeks.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the Hong Kong College of Radiologists|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2008|
- Inhalation exposure
- Mineral oil