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Very Early Onset of Acute Amiodarone Pulmonary Toxicity Presenting With Hemoptysis

Itamar Goldstein; Marcel Topilsky; David Segev; Aharon Isakov; Israel Heller
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Affiliations: From the Department of Internal Medicine H, Tel Aviv Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel,  From the Institute of Pulmonology, Tel Aviv Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Affiliations: From the Department of Internal Medicine H, Tel Aviv Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel,  From the Institute of Pulmonology, Tel Aviv Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel


1997 by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1997;111(5):1446-1447. doi:10.1378/chest.111.5.1446
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Abstract

A case of amiodarone pulmonary toxicity (APT) occurring within days of the start of therapy and presenting with hemoptysis is reported. Both the very early onset and the presenting symptom are highly unusual in this entity. Implications in the diagnosis of APT are discussed.


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