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Large lung bullae in marijuana smokers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10722775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case histories are presented of four men with multiple large upper zone lung bullae but otherwise relatively preserved lung parenchyma. Each had a history of significant exposure to marijuana. In three of the four cases the tobacco smoking load had been relatively small, suggesting a possible causal role for marijuana in the pathogenesis of this unusual pattern of bullous emphysema.
M K Johnson; R P Smith; D Morrison; G Laszlo; R J White
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thorax     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0040-6376     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorax     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-13     Completed Date:  2000-04-13     Revised Date:  2008-11-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417353     Medline TA:  Thorax     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  340-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol BS16 1LE, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Blister / etiology*,  pathology,  radiography
Forced Expiratory Volume
Lung Diseases / etiology*,  pathology,  radiography
Marijuana Smoking / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vital Capacity
Comment In:
Thorax. 2002 Jun;57(6):563   [PMID:  12037239 ]
Thorax. 2001 Dec;56(12):982-3   [PMID:  11758511 ]

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