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Thorax. 1992 Jun;47(6):478-9.

Cocaine induced eosinophilic lung disease.

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Division of Respiratory Medicine, Toronto Hospital, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

A patient developed fever, bronchoconstriction, hypoxaemia, pulmonary infiltrates, and serum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid eosinophilia on two occasions after inhaling crack cocaine. Transbronchial biopsy specimens showed normal lung parenchyma but a dense eosinophilic infiltrate within the bronchial wall. Both episodes resolved promptly after treatment with corticosteroids. Eosinophilic lung disease may be a steroid responsive complication of crack cocaine abuse.

PMID:
1496510
PMCID:
PMC463820
DOI:
10.1136/thx.47.6.478
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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