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Drug-induced lung disease

S.J. Bourke and D.J. Hendrick

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.181413_update_001

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Drug-induced lung disease

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Case History—An 81 yr old woman with rheumatoid arthritis, now presenting with a ‘chest infection’ that fails to clear.

Drug-induced lung disease is common and needs to be considered in the differential diagnosis of many respiratory conditions. The nature and timing of events often provide an important clue and are sometimes sufficiently characteristic for drug-induced lung disease to be diagnosed with confidence, with resolution of symptoms on drug cessation providing invaluable ...

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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