Dissident AIDS Database

Co-factorsGlucocorticoidsTreatment of AIDS risk groupsTreatment of dyspnea/pneumonia (cocaine abusers)
Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage temporally related to cocaine smoking
 Murray RJ et al
  Previous reports of respiratory complications from cocaine abuse have focused on pulmonary barotrauma or a reduction in carbon monoxide diffusing capacity. We report a patient who developed life-threatening alveolar hemorrhage following repeated inhalation of alkaloid cocaine.
  Chest 93 (2) : 427-9, 19881988
Interstitial pneumonitis associated with crack cocaine abuse
 O'Donnell AE et al
  A 33-year-old woman developed acute bilateral pulmonary infiltrates after the intense use of rock cocaine (crack). She subsequently had progressive deterioration of pulmonary function to the point of being ventilator-dependent. Open lung biopsy showed a chronic interstitial pneumonia with extensive accumulation of free silica within histiocytes associated with mild pulmonary fibrosis.
  Chest 100 (4) : 1155-7, 19911991