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Thorax. 2008 Mar;63(3):267-8. doi: 10.1136/thx.2007.089607.

"Popcorn worker's lung" in Britain in a man making potato crisp flavouring.

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  • 1Royal Victoria Infirmary and University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK. d.j.hendrick@ncl.ac.uk

Abstract

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.

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