Lung - nontumor
Other interstitial pneumonitis / fibrosis
Drug induced pneumonitis




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Definition / general
Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Drug induced pneumonitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/lungnontumordruginduced.html. Accessed June 15th, 2019.
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
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