Cocaine abuse induced diffuse alveolar haemorrhage: a rare entity

Submitted: October 24, 2019
Accepted: January 24, 2020
Published: February 21, 2020
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Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage (DAH) is characterised by diffuse pulmonary opacities, respiratory failure, a falling haemoglobin level along with presence of hemosiderin-laden macrophages on bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). Finding the underlying aetiology of DAH can be challenging but of importance as the treatment and prognosis are largely determined by it. We report a case of DAH with underlying cocaine abuse, a rare cause for the same.

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Mengar, Manas, Nitesh Gupta, Shibdas Chakrabarti, Vipin Aggarwal, Kalindi Shah, and Pranav Ish. 2020. “Cocaine Abuse Induced Diffuse Alveolar Haemorrhage: A Rare Entity”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 90 (1). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1191.