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Diffuse Lung Disease: Diffuse Lung Disease |

Bleomycin-Induced Pneumonitis in a 16-Year-Old Girl With Hodgkin Lymphoma and No Risk Factors: Complete Reversibility With Steroids

Eleftheria Haini, MD; Antonis Georgopoulos, MD; Dimitra Haini, MD; Manos Antonakis, MD; Miltos Vassiliou, MD
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Corfu General Hospital, Corfu, Greece


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A190. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.197
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SESSION TITLE: Diffuse Lung Disease

SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

INTRODUCTION: Pneumonitis is a major side-effect induced by Bleomycin therapeutic use, known as Bleomycin induced Peumonitis (BIP). Its clinical course resembles mainly to community acquired pneumonia (CAP). Various risk factors have been associated with BIP development and they are considered as crucial for its incidence. Steroids are widely used for BIP therapy.

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