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Illicit Drug Use, Pulmonary Manifestations
Carol C. Wu, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Spectrum of pulmonary complications related to use of inhaled or intravenous (IV) illicit drugs
                • Typical drugs: Heroin, cocaine ("crack"), methamphetamine ("speed"), codeine, methadone, methylphenidate (Ritalin), marijuana

            IMAGING

            • Imaging Features

              • CT Findings

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    PATHOLOGY

                    • General Features

                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                      • Presentation

                        • Demographics

                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                            • Consider

                              Selected References

                              1. Tseng W et al: Stimulants and the Lung : Review of Literature. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. Epub ahead of print, 2013
                              2. Venkatanarasimha N et al: Imaging of illicit drug use. Clin Radiol. 65(12):1021-30, 2010
                              3. Devlin RJ et al: Clinical review: Major consequences of illicit drug consumption. Crit Care. 12(1):202, 2008
                              4. Nguyen ET et al: Pulmonary complications of illicit drug use: differential diagnosis based on CT findings. J Thorac Imaging. 22(2):199-206, 2007
                              5. Gotway MB et al: Thoracic complications of illicit drug use: an organ system approach. Radiographics. 22 Spec No:S119-35, 2002
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                              KEY FACTS

                              • Terminology

                                • Imaging

                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                    • Clinical Issues

                                      • Diagnostic Checklist

                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                        • Definitions

                                          • Spectrum of pulmonary complications related to use of inhaled or intravenous (IV) illicit drugs
                                            • Typical drugs: Heroin, cocaine ("crack"), methamphetamine ("speed"), codeine, methadone, methylphenidate (Ritalin), marijuana

                                        IMAGING

                                        • Imaging Features

                                          • CT Findings

                                            • Imaging Recommendations

                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                • General Features

                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                  • Presentation

                                                    • Demographics

                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                        • Consider

                                                          Selected References

                                                          1. Tseng W et al: Stimulants and the Lung : Review of Literature. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. Epub ahead of print, 2013
                                                          2. Venkatanarasimha N et al: Imaging of illicit drug use. Clin Radiol. 65(12):1021-30, 2010
                                                          3. Devlin RJ et al: Clinical review: Major consequences of illicit drug consumption. Crit Care. 12(1):202, 2008
                                                          4. Nguyen ET et al: Pulmonary complications of illicit drug use: differential diagnosis based on CT findings. J Thorac Imaging. 22(2):199-206, 2007
                                                          5. Gotway MB et al: Thoracic complications of illicit drug use: an organ system approach. Radiographics. 22 Spec No:S119-35, 2002