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Treatment of lipoid pneumonia is not well studied and published experience is only with case reports

Medical Therapy

  • Treatment of lipoid pneumonia is not well studied and published experience is only with some case reports.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
  • In the case of exogenous lipoid pneumonia, avoiding ongoing exposure and providing supportive care is the mainstay of treatment.
  • As anti-inflammatory agents, corticosteroids are good option as a therapeutic option.
  • However, corticosteroids are not indicated in all cases and should be used with precautions if the lung injury is severe and ongoing.
  • Lipoid pneumonia being successfully treated with immunoglobulins and whole-lung lavage.
  • Repeated whole-lung lavage is especially useful in children.


  1. Spickard A, Hirschmann JV (1994). "Exogenous lipoid pneumonia". Arch Intern Med. 154 (6): 686–92. PMID 8129503.
  2. Hadda, Vijay; Khilnani, Gopi C; Bhalla, Ashu S; Mathur, Sandeep (2009). "Lipoid pneumonia presenting as non resolving community acquired pneumonia: a case report". Cases Journal. 2 (1): 9332. doi:10.1186/1757-1626-2-9332. ISSN 1757-1626.
  3. Beermann, B; Christensson, T; Moller, P; Stillstrom, A (1984). "Lipoid pneumonia: an occupational hazard of fire eaters". BMJ. 289 (6460): 1728–1729. doi:10.1136/bmj.289.6460.1728. ISSN 0959-8138.
  4. Amato GM, Novara V, Amato G (1997). "[Lipid pneumonia. Favorable outcome after treatment with intravenous immunoglobulins, steroids, cephalosporins]". Minerva Pediatr. 49 (4): 163–9. PMID 9244843.
  5. Chang, H Y; Chen, C W; Chen, C Y; Hsuie, T R; Chen, C R; Lei, W W; Wu, M H; Jin, Y T (1993). "Successful treatment of diffuse lipoid pneumonitis with whole lung lavage". Thorax. 48 (9): 947–948. doi:10.1136/thx.48.9.947. ISSN 0040-6376.
  6. Marchiori, Edson; Zanetti, Gláucia; Mano, Claudia Mauro; Hochhegger, Bruno (2011). "Exogenous lipoid pneumonia. Clinical and radiological manifestations". Respiratory Medicine. 105 (5): 659–666. doi:10.1016/j.rmed.2010.12.001. ISSN 0954-6111.
  7. Lin J, Huang LL, Zhang JW, Ye MH, Feng JX (2015). "Endogenous lipoid pneumonia presenting as solitary pulmonary nodule: a case report". Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 8 (8): 9727–30. PMC 4583978. PMID 26464746.
  8. Sias, Selma M.A.; Daltro, Pedro A.; Marchiori, Edson; Ferreira, Angela S.; Caetano, Regina L.; Silva, Cleonice S.; Müller, Nestor L.; Moreira, Jose; Quirico-Santos, Thereza (2009). "Clinic and radiological improvement of lipoid pneumonia with multiple bronchoalveolar lavages". Pediatric Pulmonology. 44 (4): 309–315. doi:10.1002/ppul.20918. ISSN 8755-6863.

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