Exogenous lipoid pneumonia caused by repeated sesame oil pul
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Lipoid pneumonia is an uncommon non-infectious inflammatory lung disease that is caused by the presence of lipids in the alveoli. It is classified into two major groups, depending on whether the lipid/oil in the respiratory tract is from an exogenous or endogenous/idiopathic source. Pathologically, lipoid pneumonia is a chronic foreign body reaction to fat. It is characterized by lipid-laden macrophages. Although there have been reports on exogenous lipoid pneumonia caused by various types of lipids and oils, to the best of authors' knowledge, only one report has indicated that oil pulling (specifically sesame oil pulling), was a cause of lipoid pneumonia. This article reports two uncommon cases of lipoid pneumonia that occurred due to repeated sesame oil pulling...

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