Marijuana Use and the Development of Status Asthmaticus: A Case Report

  title={Marijuana Use and the Development of Status Asthmaticus: A Case Report},
  author={Lanteri Alexis and Samir D. Bhangle and Kristin G. Fless},
  journal={Open Journal of Anesthesiology},
Introduction: Status asthmaticus is an acute exacerbation of asthma caused by increased airflow resistance and mucus plugging. Symptoms of dyspnea may lead to respiratory failure and cardiac arrest. There is limited knowledge about the effects of marijuana on pulmonary function. We report a unique case of status asthmaticus related to frequent marijuana use. Case Presentation: A 38-year-old African American male with a past medical history of asthma and two prior episodes of status asthmaticus… 



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