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Division

West Florida

Hospital

Trinity

Specialty

Internal Medicine

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

5-2020

Keywords

Acute Hypoxic Respiratory Failure, Organizing Pneumonia, Lipoid/Cholesterol Pneumonia Component, Vaping

Disciplines

Internal Medicine | Respiratory Tract Diseases

Abstract

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 [3]. 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.

Acute Hypoxic Respiratory Failure Due To Organizing Pneumonia With Lipoid/Cholesterol Component Caused By THC Vaping With E-Cigarette

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