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Pulmonary fibrosis with cholesterol granulomata in a patient exposed to Aluminum powder while at work in fireworks manufacturing industry

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K.M.D.J. Rodrigo ,

National Hospital for Respiratory Diseases, Welisara, LK
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Senior Registrar in Respiratory Medicine
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D.A.V. Rathnapala,

National Hospital for Respiratory Diseases, Welisara, LK
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Senior Registrar in Respiratory Medicine
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W.V. Senaratne,

National Hospital for Respiratory Diseases, Welisara, LK
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Consultant Respiratory Physician
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S.R. Constantine

National Hospital for Respiratory Diseases, Welisara, LK
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Consultant Histopathologist
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Abstract

The fireworks manufacturing industry in Sri Lanka dates back nearly 80 years and is concentrated mainly in Kimbulapitiya. Aluminium powder is the key inorganic (metal) ingredient used in the manufacturing process which is liable to cause pneumoconiosis (pulmonary aluminosis) with prolonged and sustained exposure. However only few cases of pulmonary aluminosis had been reported.

Ceylon Medical Journal 2015; 60: 68-70

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v60i2.7860
How to Cite: Rodrigo, K.M.D.J., Rathnapala, D.A.V., Senaratne, W.V. and Constantine, S.R., 2015. Pulmonary fibrosis with cholesterol granulomata in a patient exposed to Aluminum powder while at work in fireworks manufacturing industry. Ceylon Medical Journal, 60(2), pp.68–70. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v60i2.7860
Published on 14 Jun 2015.
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