An unexpected consequence of electronic cigarette use.

  title={An unexpected consequence of electronic cigarette use.},
  author={Lindsay McCauley and Catherine J Markin and Danielle Hosmer},
  volume={141 4},
42-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital with a 7-month history of dyspnea, productive cough, and subjective fevers. [...] Key Result The patient reported a recent exposure to fumigation chemicals, as the result of a bedbug infestation of her apartment building 2 weeks prior to her hospitalization. She had no pets. There was no other history of signifi cant exposures, illicit drug use, or recent travel. She denied any dysphagia or aspiration.Expand
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