A bilateral pneumonia following Thai herbal inhaler compulsive use

Confalonieri, Marco and Santagiuliana, Mario and Falconieri, Giovanni and Baratella, Elisa and Martellani, Fulvia and Torregiani, Chiara (2015) A bilateral pneumonia following Thai herbal inhaler compulsive use. Shortness of Breath, 4 (2). pp. 64-67. ISSN 2281-6550

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Traditional herbal therapy is often underestimated as a possible cause of drug-induced lung diseases. We report the case of a 51 years old man who developed acute respiratory failure after abuse and misuse of a traditional Thai herbal inhaler. The composition of the herbal therapy was only partially known. However, we supposed that the menthol balm may have been responsible of the pulmonary lipoid inclusions and trans-anethole may have caused diffuse alveolar lung damage.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: diffuse parenchymal lung disease, herbal therapy, drug-induced lung disease, ARDS
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Sig. Francesco Solfizi
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2020 15:09
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2020 15:09
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/16142

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