“Popcorn worker’s lung” in Britain in a man making potato crisp flavouring
- Professor D J Hendrick, Royal Victoria Infirmary and University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK;
- Received 28 August 2007
- Accepted 9 December 2007
The case history is presented of a patient who developed “popcorn worker’s lung” following exposure to 2,3-butanedione (diacetyl). Other similar cases are reviewed, and it is concluded that “food flavourer’s lung” may be a more suitable diagnostic label.
Competing interests: None.