Liquid hydrocarbon (petroleum, petrolatum, lamp oil, kerdane, jet fuel, kerosene, turpentine, Diesel furl, Jet-A, JP-8, paint thinner, furniture polish...). See PMID 24911841,  25868376, 26063683. Pneumonitis from these fuels typically is a disease of fire-eaters. It may also follow unintentional aspiration of Diesel or other fuels in children or adults. Therapeutic BAL has been used in some instances. Fluid hydrocarbons may cause an acute inflammatory pneumopathy w/wo chest pain, pleural effusion, cavitaion, pneumatoceles and secondary infection. Acute mortality is <1%. Recovery is in weeks or months. Corticosteroid therapy may be given

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