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Waterproofing spray pneumonitis

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The inhalation of waterproofing spray containing fluororesin causes acute poisoning and lung injury, known as waterproofing spray-associated pneumonitis (WAP)

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The condition proceeds to acute respiratory failure

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Difficulty breathing — often accompanied by a dry (nonproductive) cough — is the most common symptom of WAP

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The characteristic features of WAP are rapid disease progression and macrophage dominance in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid

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WAP is characterized on computed tomography by diffuse bilateral ground-glass opacities

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