Asthma Allergy Immunology

Asthma Allergy Immunology

2011, Vol 9, Num, 2     (Pages: 101-104)

Chemical pneumonitis after accidental ingestion of sage oil: a case report

Koray HARMANCI 1, Makbule EREN 2, A. Kadir KOÇAK 1, Necla İPAR 3, Sabiha ŞAHİN 3,

1 Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Çocuk Allerji Bilim Dalı, Eskişehir, Türkiye
2 Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Çocuk Gastroenteroloji Bilim Dalı, Eskişehir, Türkiye
3 Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Eskişehir, Türkiye

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Apple butter is volatile oil which is obtained by evaporation from sage. All volatile oils have in common a hydrocarbon, is monoterpenes. Hydrocarbons can cause aspiration because of low viscosity. Here a case with chemical pneumonia due to use of high dose apple butter by oral route despite recommendation of topical route has been reported. Acute intoxication due to herbal medicines can cause to acute respiratory distress. Therefore, it shouldn`t be forgotten that improper use of topical preparations can cause chemical pneumonia.

Keywords : Sage oil, chemical pneumonia