SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Poster - Diffuse Lung Disease I
SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Excipient lung disease (ELB), i.e. intravenous talcosis, is an unfamiliar complication of IV drug use. It results from intravenous injection of crushed oral tablets that contain excipients (insoluble inert materials that are used in drug manufacturing, e.g. talc). When injected intravenously, excipients lodge in pulmonary capillaries and trigger pulmonary foreign body reaction that results in granuloma formation.