[Drug-associated interstitial lung disease: a diagnostic challenge].

@article{Mayaud2005DrugassociatedIL,
  title={[Drug-associated interstitial lung disease: a diagnostic challenge].},
  author={Charles Mayaud and Muriel Fartoukh and Antoine Parrot and Jacques Cadranel and Bernard Milleron and Georges Akoun},
  journal={Revue de pneumologie clinique},
  year={2005},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={179-85}
}
Drugs are frequently incriminated as the cause of interstitial pneumonia. There are two major mechanisms of drug-associated interstitial lung disease: direct toxicity and immunoallergic reaction. When a drug is suspected, the difficulty lies in obtaining proof. The chronology of the disease and its manifestations together with earlier evidence reported in the literature can lead to a tentative diagnosis of drug-associated interstitial pneumonia. Proof is obtained through surveillance during the… CONTINUE READING