Drug-induced respiratory diseases

Vijayan, V K (1993) Drug-induced respiratory diseases. Medicine Update, 3. pp. 177-186.

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Drug-Induced respiratory diseases are becoming increasingly apparent, as more than 40 commonly used drugs are reported to cause pulmonary parenchymal tissue injury(1,2). Drug - induced interstitial lung diseases can be acute or chronic. Due to irreversible damage that may result from drugs, treatment, for lethal diseases have to be withdrawn prematurely. It is difficult to estimate the true incidence of drug induced pulmonary disease because of the lack of specific markers, histologic findings or diagnostic clinical features and also because of sporadic nature of many of these reactions. Pharmacologic agents that may cause pulmonary parenchymal injury can be classified into 2 group (Table 1). The first group involves cytoloxic drugs and the second non cytoloxic drugs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Clinical Research
Divisions: Clinical Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2013 05:32
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016 07:05
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/364

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