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Canadian Respiratory Journal
Volume 15, Issue 6, Pages 311-312
Case Report

Nitrofurantoin-Associated Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia: Report of a Case

Mark E Fenton,1 Rani Kanthan,2 and Donald W Cockcroft1

1Department of Medicine, Division of Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
2Department of Pathology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia due to nitrofurantoin has rarely been reported and is associated with poor outcomes. A case of nitrofurantoin-associated bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia responsive to drug withdrawal and corticosteroids is presented.