, Volume 194, Issue 5, pp 787–789 | Cite as

Occupational Asthma Due to Inhalation of Aerosolized Lipophilic Coating Materials

  • Karthik SureshEmail author
  • Deborah Belchis
  • Fred Askin
  • David B. Pearse
  • Peter B. Terry


We present a case of onset of severe asthma in a 59-year-old patient who worked in an aerospace plant. He was noted to have wheezing on exam and obstruction on PFTs. Review of his occupational history revealed exposure to lipophilic industrial compounds. We outline the radiographic and histologic findings that were found in the patient, and discuss occupational asthma due to inhalation of lipophilic compounds.


Occupational asthma Asthma Workplace inhalation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karthik Suresh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Deborah Belchis
    • 2
  • Fred Askin
    • 2
  • David B. Pearse
    • 1
  • Peter B. Terry
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Department of MedicineJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Johns Hopkins Department of PathologyBaltimoreUSA

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