Idiopathic lipoid pneumonia in an adult treated with prednisolone

Chest. 1994 Mar;105(3):956-7. doi: 10.1378/chest.105.3.956.


The treatment of lipoid pneumonia, an uncommon chronic lung condition, is generally conservative. We describe a patient with idiopathic lipoid pneumonia who was successfully treated with oral steroids with improvement of chest radiographic abnormalities.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Foam Cells / pathology
  • Humans
  • Lung / pathology
  • Male
  • Pneumonia, Lipid / diagnosis
  • Pneumonia, Lipid / drug therapy*
  • Prednisolone / therapeutic use*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Prednisolone