Arsenicosis and Bronchiectasis: A Case Report

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Raiza Hameed
Kurupath Radhakrishnan

Abstract

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.

Keywords:
Arsenic, arsenicosis, bronchiectasis, pulmonary disease, toxicity.

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Hameed, R., & Radhakrishnan, K. (2021). Arsenicosis and Bronchiectasis: A Case Report. Asian Journal of Case Reports in Medicine and Health, 5(2), 1-6. Retrieved from https://journalajcrmh.com/index.php/AJCRMH/article/view/30161
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