Case Report: E-cigarette or Vaping Induced Lung Injury
Oak Hill Hospital
lung injury, e-cigarette, steroid taper, EVALI
Emergency Medicine | Respiratory Tract Diseases
Electronic cigarettes have grown in popularity over the past few years. The medical literature and mainstream media have published accounts of e cigarettes causing severe respiratory distress in younger patients despite being marketed as a “safer” alternative to regular cigarettes. There have been cases throughout the country where individuals who use these products experience severe respiratory distress. This case report describes the clinical course of a young patient presenting to the emergency department in acute respiratory distress. We discuss the pathophysiology, incidence, prevalence, and morbidity and mortality of EVALI (E cigarette or vaping induced lung injury).
Publisher or Conference
Acta Scientific Medical Sciences
Meggison K, Tucci V, Tirado A. Case Report: E-cigarette or Vaping Induced Lung Injury. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences. 2020;5(1):73-75. doi: 10.31080/ASMS.2020.05.0821