Inhaled, injected or intrapleural, cosmetic, drug excipient-related or therapeutic talc can cause severe ILD, obliterative airway or vascular disase (a condition named Excipient Lung Disease), or a subacute or chronic pleural reaction/scarring. Fundoscopy may evidence characteristic talc retinopathy in longterm users (PMID 24394831). Examination of lung pathology samples under polarized light is essential (PMID 2361397)

Last update : 17/10/2016
I - Interstitial/parenchymal lung disease
II - Pulmonary edema - Acute lung injury - ARDS
IV - Airway involvement
V - Pleural and/or pericardial involvement
VI - Pulmonary vasculopathies
VII - Mediastinal involvement
X - Systemic/Distant conditions, syndromes and reactions
XI - Miscellaneous
XV - Pathology
XVI - Imaging
XVIII - Distinctive patterns - 'Eye-catchers'
XIX - Cytological, biochemical features of/in BAL, pleural fluid or FNA