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How about a #Tweetorial with no ending? A document that can be added to at any time? Can it work? Let’s find out!

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This #pathtweetorial will address the entity know as “talc granulomatosis” and review the literature, including old papers!

#pathology #pulmpath #granuloma
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I did a quick search to find the first time “talc granulomatosis” was used as a term for lung lesions caused by excipients in pills, and came across this 1970 paper. Were Hopkins and Taylor the first to coin the term? Correct me if I’m wrong @yro854

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/5410600/
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But first, let me give you a taste of what talc granulomatosis looks like, courtesy of Extra Super Duper Pathologist @DrjohninNE

The main finding is foreign body granulomas surrounding birefringent particulate matter (excipients) in the interstitium

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