Arsenicosis and Bronchiectasis: A Case Report
Asian Journal of Case Reports in Medicine and Health,
Background: Arsenicosis is a multisystem disorder that may affect virtually every organs of the body. The lung involvement in arsenicosis includes bronchitis, obstructive airway disease, bronchiectasis, diffuse parenchymal lung disease and bronchogenic carcinoma.
Objective: To report a rare case of arsenicosis causing bilateral bronchiectasis in a nine year old girl.
Presentation of Case: We describe a 9-year-old girl, who developed bilateral bronchiectasis in association with chronic arsenicosis caused by long-term consumption of homeopathic medicines for drug-resistant epilepsy. To the best of our knowledge, only few cases of bronchiectasis in connection with confirmed arsenicosis has been reported.
- pulmonary disease
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