Lipid pneumonia has been observed in infants exposed by inhalation of oil or butter applied into the nose or throat as part of an old custom.
We performed a case-control study to test the hypothesis, that this ancient tradition may be a predisposing factor to bronchiectasis.
A case group of 59 patients with bronchiectasis and three control groups - 46 patients with COPD, 32 asthmatics, and 71 healthy Saudis - were questioned about possible risk factors of bronchiectasis including nasal or oral application of oil/butter at infancy.
The risk of witnessed exposure to this old folk remedy was significantly higher among the cases than the controls (OR=3.9 (1.7-8.8), (95% confidence interval) p<0.001).
Application of oil or butter into the nasal or oral cavity of infants may be a risk factor for bronchiectasis.
Mots-clés Pascal : Bronchectasie, Epidémiologie, Adulte, Homme, Médecine traditionnelle, Huile, Beurre, Voie orale, Voie intranasale, Aspiration, Enfant, Arabie Saoudite, Asie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronche pathologie, Etude cas témoin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bronchiectasis, Epidemiology, Adult, Human, Folk medicine, Oil, Butter, Oral administration, Intranasally administration, Aspiration, Child, Saudi Arabia, Asia, Respiratory disease, Bronchus disease, Case control study
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Cote : 95-0366264
Code Inist : 002B11D. Création : 01/03/1996.