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Gokul Vidyasankar, Carolina Souza, Chi Lai, Sunita Mulpuru, "A Severe Complication of Crack Cocaine Use", Canadian Respiratory Journal, vol. 22, Article ID 263969, 3 pages, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/263969
A Severe Complication of Crack Cocaine Use
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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