Cocaine-induced diffuse alveolar hemorrhage: A case report and review of the literature

Kevin M. Dushay, Samuel K. Evans, Subash Ghimire, Joy Liu

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Abstract

Cocaine is one of the most commonly abused drugs in the United States. Ingestion of cocaine may result in a wide array of disease processes due to its stimulant properties, contaminants, or to downstream effects, such as myo- cardial infarction, stroke, or cardiac arrest. Pulmonary complaints are common in patients seeking treatment for cocaine-associated medical problems and include acute eosinophilic pneumonia, pneumothorax, pneumomediastium, diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH), pulmonary hypertension and granulomatosis. We present a case of DAH due to cocaine abuse and rapid resolution with mechanical ventilation and supportive care. [Full article available at http://rimed.org/rimedicaljournal-2016-08.asp, free with no login].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-36
Number of pages3
JournalRhode Island medical journal (2013)
Volume99
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cocaine
  • crack
  • diffuse alveolar hemorrhage
  • respiratory failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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