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BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Mar 22;13(3). pii: e233381. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2019-233381.

Secondhand smoke from electronic cigarette resulting in hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

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1
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA panagis@jhmi.edu.
2
Medicine for the Greater Good, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
3
The Russell H Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
4
Pathology and Cytopathology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
5
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Abstract

Cases of vaping-induced lung injury have increased in the USA, resulting in a heterogeneous collection of pneumonitis patterns in persons who used electronic cigarettes. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis has been documented in several cases of first-hand electronic cigarette use; however, secondhand smoke health-related consequences have not been fully understood. We present a case of the patient who developed hypersensitivity pneumonitis secondary to exposure to secondhand smoke from electronic cigarette. We summarise the presentation and diagnostic investigation, as well as the management of this case.

KEYWORDS:

bronchopulmonary dysplasia; interstitial lung disease; tobacco related disease

PMID:
32205381
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2019-233381

Conflict of interest statement

Competing interests: None declared.

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