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Amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity.
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PMID:  10600099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity (AIPT) is one of the most serious adverse effects of amiodarone therapy and can be fatal. Therefore, vigilant monitoring is advised. Baseline chest radiograph and pulmonary function tests and follow-up chest films at 3-month intervals are advocated. However, since abnormalities on these two examinations do not always precede symptoms, patient self-reports of respiratory symptoms appear to be the best method for early detection of AIPT.
Z Kanji; R Sunderji; K Gin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pharmacotherapy     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0277-0008     ISO Abbreviation:  Pharmacotherapy     Publication Date:  1999 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-07     Completed Date:  2000-01-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8111305     Medline TA:  Pharmacotherapy     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1463-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, The Pharmacy Department, Lions Gate Hospital, Vancouver, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Amiodarone / adverse effects*
Diagnosis, Differential
Lung Diseases / chemically induced*,  diagnosis,  therapy
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