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Numerous metallic foreign bodies in whole body after acupuncture
  1. Yun-Seong Kang1,
  2. Deog Kyeom Kim2
  1. 1Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
  2. 2Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul Metropolitan Government-Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
  1. Correspondence to Dr Deog Kyeom Kim, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul Metropolitan Government Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, 20, Boramaero-5-gil, Dongjak-gu, Seoul 156-707, Korea; kimdkmd{at}gmail.com

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A 60-year-old man was referred to our clinic for the evaluation of numerous radio-opaque densities on a screening chest radiograph. He was a former smoker without any significant medical history, except for a history of pulmonary TB in his youth. On screening spirometry, he was diagnosed with mild COPD associated with smoking and previous TB. However, he did not report any symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, fever or chills. The laboratory results, including inflammatory markers, were not remarkable. After taking a detailed history, we found that he had been in a …

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