Aluminum-induced pneumoconiosis confirmed by analytical scanning electron microscopy: A case report and review of the literature.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Aluminum-induced lung injury is an uncommon, yet recognized pneumoconiosis capable of causing severe interstitial fibrosis. Important attention to the clinical history including occupational exposure is an essential component to making the correct diagnosis, despite which careful examination of the lung specimen is necessary to exclude other more common disease entities. We present a case of aluminum-induced pneumoconiosis in the setting of a bilateral lung transplant patient. Additionally, we review the literature on aluminum-induced pneumoconiosis and demonstrate the use of ancillary techniques including backscattered electron imaging and energy-dispersive spectrometry to aid in diagnosis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Carney, J; McAdams, P; McCluskey, J; Roggli, VL

Published Date

  • May 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 155 - 158

PubMed ID

  • 26895029

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1521-0758

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/01913123.2016.1141824


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England