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Synopsis

Adulterated cooking oil caused a syndrome with 20 000 cases of illness and even death in Spain in 1981. It caused an acute flu-like illness with interstitial pneumonitis. In about 15% of patients, this became a chronic syndrome. The exact chemical cause is still being debated.

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ICD10CM:
M35.8 – Other specified systemic involvement of connective tissue

SNOMEDCT:
239910001 – Toxic oil syndrome

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Toxic oil syndrome (Acute Phase) : Bilateral chest, Hypoxemia, Nodular interstitial pattern, Pleural effusion, Reticular interstitial pattern, Dyspnea, Myalgia, EOS increased
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