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Title: Localised obliterative bronchitis due to non-occupational mineral dust inhalation
Author(s): MEYSMAN M, MONSIEUR I, NOPPEN M, VINCKEN W
Journal: Acta Clinica Belgica
Volume: 55 Issue: 6 Date: 2000
We present a 56-year-old woman with an infiltrate in the right middle lobe secondary to obstruction of the right middle lobe bronchus by extensive submucosal fibrosis. This unique stenotic lesion of a central bronchus was caused by a domestically acquired localised central obstructive bronchitis due to the inhalation of mixed dust fibers, in the absence of advanced silicosis. This complication is a rare presentation of the myriad of pulmonary diseases associated with mineral dust inhalation.