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Drug induced pneumonitis

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Minor changes: 11 August 2020

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Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Drug induced pneumonitis. website. Accessed September 20th, 2021.
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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