In this report, we describe a case of domestically acquired particulate lung disease (DAPLD) or "hut lung" in a 59-year-old woman of Moroccan descent who emigrated to the Netherlands, having lived in an rural area for most her life. She presented with obstructive lung disease and with signs of mediastinal fibrosis which were shown to be caused by massive enlargement of mediastinal lymph nodes. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of DAPLD from Morocco and the first report of a case of DAPLD mimicking mediastinal fibrosis.

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Klaaver, M., Kars, A., Maat, A., & den Bakker, M. (2008). Pseudomediastinal fibrosis caused by massive lymphadenopathy in domestically acquired particulate lung disease. Annals of Diagnostic Pathology, 12(2), 118–121. doi:10.1016/j.anndiagpath.2007.07.004