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)
Assoziationen und Differentialdiagnosen zu Talkum induzierte Lungenerkrankung: