Lung - nontumor
Other nonneoplastic disease
Kayexalate

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

Revised: 21 March 2017, last major update December 2011

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PubMed search: Kayexalate pulmonary

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Definition / general
  • Sodium polystyrene sulfonate is cation exchange resin given enterally for hyperkalemia
  • May produce necrotizing or organizing pneumonia
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Basophilic amorphous foreign material in airspaces; PAS+, AFB+, Gram positive