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Medical Center of Trinity
Acute Hypoxic Respiratory Failure, Organizing Pneumonia, Lipoid/Cholesterol Pneumonia Component, Vaping
Internal Medicine | Respiratory Tract Diseases
Vaping has been the new and deemed “safer” way to inhale addictive chemicals such as nicotine and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but it does not encompass the detrimental effects of other ingredients in these vaping cartridges that can cause lung injury[1,2]. Similar studies with dabbing (heating THC wax concentrate at high temperatures with butane) showcase rapidly progressing lung injury with massive consolidation and lasting effects on lung parenchyma over a period of time . This case report aims to educate people, especially the younger generation, of the dangers of newer ways of combustible alternatives that have been marketed as a “safer” way to ingest addictive compounds. Here, we report a case of a patient with THC vaping with Electric-Cigarette causing Organizing Pneumonia with Lipoid Component.
Patel, Jinal K.; Tirumalasetty, Kiran; Khabra, Jessica; Khan, Imran; and Frunzi, Johnathan, "Acute Hypoxic Respiratory Failure Due To Organizing Pneumonia With Lipoid/Cholesterol Component Caused By THC Vaping With E-Cigarette" (2020). West Florida Division Virtual Research Day 2020. 6.