Lung - nontumor
Other interstitial pneumonitis / fibrosis
Drug induced pneumonitis

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 28 February 2017, last major update September 2011

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Definition / general
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Definition / general
  • Hundred of drugs are associated with lung injury, including pulmonary edema, pulmonary hemorrhage, airway disease, pleural changes and vascular changes
  • Bleomycin and amiodarone (5% - 15% of patients) causes pneumonitis and fibrosis
  • Methotrexate, nitrofurantoin causes hypersensitivity pneumonitis