Acute lung injury due to cadmium inhalation--a case report

Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2006 Apr;49(2):265-6.


Heavy metal inhalation is a rare cause of acute lung injury. Among the various heavy metals, cadmium is more commonly known to cause acute lung injury. A case of accidental inhalation of cadmium fumes in a young male is presented. The incident occurred in local silver jewellery manufacturing unit.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Inhalation
  • Adult
  • Cadmium / administration & dosage
  • Cadmium Poisoning / complications*
  • Cadmium Poisoning / pathology
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Occupational Diseases / etiology
  • Occupational Diseases / pathology
  • Occupational Exposure
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome / etiology*
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome / pathology


  • Cadmium