[Lipid pneumonia. Favorable outcome after treatment with intravenous immunoglobulins, steroids, cephalosporins]

Minerva Pediatr. 1997 Apr;49(4):163-9.
[Article in Italian]


Lipoid pneumonia. Recovery after treatment with intravenous immunoglobulins, steroids, cephalosporins. A case of lipoid pneumonia is described, due to accidental inhalation of cosmetic oil occurred in an infant 11 months old, which caused severe clinical and radiological features. The patient was treated with antibiotics, corticosteroids and intravenous immunoglobulins. Clinical and radiological recovery was achieved within 5 months and persisted at 9 and 20 months follow-up.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use*
  • Cephalosporins / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulins, Intravenous / therapeutic use*
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Pneumonia, Lipid / drug therapy*


  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones
  • Cephalosporins
  • Immunoglobulins, Intravenous