Talc-induced lung disease

Talc-induced lung disease comprises of a group of pathologies that can occur related to exposure to the mineral talc (hydrated magnesium silicate).

Four types of pulmonary disease secondary to talc exposure have been defined, these are:

  • talcosilicosis - associated with occupational exposure
  • talcoasbestosis - associated with occupational exposure
  • talcosis - associated with inhalation of pure talc
  • pulmonary talc granulomatosis - occurs in the setting of intravenous drug abusers who inject tablets intended for oral use (related to talc pulmonary embolism)

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