Giant Cell Interstitial Pneumonia (Hard Metal Lung Disease, Cobalt Lung): Case Report

GÜREL D., Kargi A., Unlu M., UÇAN E. S., Onen A.

TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL, vol.13, no.3, pp.134-136, 2012 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ttd.2012.28
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.134-136
  • Keywords: Hard metal, lung, giant cell interstitial pneumonia
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Giant-cell interstitial pneumonia (GIP) is a very uncommon respiratory disease. The majority of cases of GIP are caused by exposure to cobalt, tungsten and other hard metals. We report a case of hard metal lung disease which occurred in a diamond industry worker. The diagnosis was based on the clinical, radiological and pathological findings.