Computed tomography of amiodarone pulmonary toxicity.


Amiodarone, an antiarrhythmic agent, is known to induce pulmonary toxicity in some patients. Previously described radiographic findings include alveolar and interstitial infiltrates. We report a patient who developed biapical infiltrates on chest X-ray film and demonstrated an unusual, symmetric appearance on CT. Correlative postmortem histologic findings are presented. Amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pulmonary parenchymal infiltrates seen on CT of patients receiving this medication.

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@article{Butler1985ComputedTO, title={Computed tomography of amiodarone pulmonary toxicity.}, author={Sara K Butler and Ralph Smathers}, journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography}, year={1985}, volume={9 2}, pages={375-6} }