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Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis. 2015 Jul 22;32(2):172-5.

Acute eosinophilic pneumonia associated with glyphosate-surfactant exposure.

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ild care foundation research team, Ede, The Netherlands.


We report a case of a female patient who developed acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) after recent onset of smoking and exposure to glyphosate-surfactant.The additional exposure associated with the recent start of smoking may have contributed to the development and/or severity of AEP.A clinical relapse after re-challenge four years later both with smoking and glyphosate-surfactant made the association highly likely.Respiratory distress is a factor of poor outcome and mortality after ingestion of glyphosate-surfactant.This case highlights the importance of a thorough exposure history e.g., possible occupational and environmental exposures together with drug-intake.Genotyping should be considered in cases of severe unexplained pulmonary damage.

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