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Severe amiodarone induced pulmonary toxicity.
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PMID:  23205299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A known complication of Amiodarone therapy is Amiodarone induced Pulmonary Toxicity (APT). Several features of this adverse effect make it difficult to diagnosis and treat. The case of a 63-year-old male with classic radiographic and histologic findings of APT is discussed. Clinical presentation, pathophysiology, diagnostic findings, and treatment strategies are reviewed. The patient was successfully managed with pulse high dose steroid therapy.
Authors:
Nicholas Nacca; Castigliano M Bhamidipati; Luke S Yuhico; Sowmya Pinnamaneni; Tamas Szombathy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thoracic disease     Volume:  4     ISSN:  2077-6624     ISO Abbreviation:  J Thorac Dis     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  2013-02-07     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101533916     Medline TA:  J Thorac Dis     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  667-70     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Divisions of Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology, Department of Medicine;
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