Amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity: an under-recognized and severe adverse effect?

@article{Schwaiblmair2010AmiodaroneinducedPT,
  title={Amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity: an under-recognized and severe adverse effect?},
  author={Martin G Schwaiblmair and Thomas M Berghaus and Thomas Haeckel and Theodor Wagner and Wolfgang von Scheidt},
  journal={Clinical Research in Cardiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={99},
  pages={693-700}
}
Several forms of pulmonary disease occur among patients treated with amiodarone, i.e. chronic interstitial pneumonitis, organizing pneumonia, ARDS, a solitary pulmonary mass of fibrosis. The prevalence is estimated to be about 5%. Two major hypotheses of amiodarone-induced pulmonary injury include direct cytotoxicity and a hypersensitivity reaction. Given the frequency and potential severity of amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity, early detection is desirable. Unfortunately, there are no… CONTINUE READING
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