Computed tomography of amiodarone pulmonary toxicity.

Abstract

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} }