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A case of chronic paraffin pneumonitis
  1. R. Salm,
  2. E. W. Hughes
  1. Department of Histopathology, Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske), Truro, Cornwall
  2. Tehidy Hospital, Camborne, Cornwall


    A case of chronic paraffin pneumonitis is reported which had remained undiagnosed during life. The patient, a woman aged 48 at death, was subsequently found to have been taking regularly very large doses of liquid paraffin during a decade or more. The main clinical, radiological and histological features are discussed.

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