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Article

“Crack Lung and Heart” Presenting after Chemotherapy in a 65-Year-Old Man with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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Department of Medicine, Division of Respirology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, USA
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Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, USA
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Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Curr. Oncol. 2008, 15(1), 63-65; https://doi.org/10.3747/co.2008.202
Submission received: 3 October 2007 / Revised: 6 November 2007 / Accepted: 10 December 2007 / Published: 1 January 2008

Abstract

Crack cocaine can cause a variety of pulmonary and cardiac complications. Pulmonary findings in a 65- year-old man with non-Hodgkin lymphoma who presented with shortness of breath not resolving with antibiotics are presented here. The usual manifestation of “crack lung” in an unusual clinical circumstance underlines the importance of a clinical history in such cases. The finding of “crack lung” preceded the diagnosis of probable “crack heart.” No other similar published case reports could be identified in the literature.
Keywords: “crack lung”; cocaine; non-Hodgkin lymphoma “crack lung”; cocaine; non-Hodgkin lymphoma

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Alvarez, G.G.; van der Jagt, R.H.C. “Crack Lung and Heart” Presenting after Chemotherapy in a 65-Year-Old Man with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Curr. Oncol. 2008, 15, 63-65. https://doi.org/10.3747/co.2008.202

AMA Style

Alvarez GG, van der Jagt RHC. “Crack Lung and Heart” Presenting after Chemotherapy in a 65-Year-Old Man with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Current Oncology. 2008; 15(1):63-65. https://doi.org/10.3747/co.2008.202

Chicago/Turabian Style

Alvarez, G. G., and R. H. C. van der Jagt. 2008. "“Crack Lung and Heart” Presenting after Chemotherapy in a 65-Year-Old Man with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma" Current Oncology 15, no. 1: 63-65. https://doi.org/10.3747/co.2008.202

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