Canadian Respiratory Journal

Canadian Respiratory Journal / 2015 / Article

Clinico-Pathologic Conferences | Open Access

Volume 22 |Article ID 263969 | 3 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/263969

A Severe Complication of Crack Cocaine Use

Abstract

The present report describes a 48-year-old woman with a history of recurrent ‘crack’ cocaine use, who developed progressive shortness of breath over a period of years. Serial imaging revealed progressive interstitial fibrosis secondary to recurrent alveolar hemorrhage and inflammation from crack cocaine. The present case serves as a reminder of the numerous sequelae of crack cocaine use, highlighting one particularly severe outcome.

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