A 27-year-old woman presented with cough, fever, and pulmonary infiltrates after heavy cocaine smoking. Large amounts of carbonaceous material and pigment-laden macrophages were recovered by bronchoalveolar lavage. Alveolar deposition of particulate matter from heavy cocaine smoking has not been previously reported and may have been the cause of this patient's symptoms and abnormal findings on chest radiograph.
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine