Which diffuse parenchymal lung diseases (DPLDs) are associated with drug exposure?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Eleanor M Summerhill, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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DPLDs related to drug exposure include the following:

  • Cytotoxic agents (eg, bleomycin, busulfan, methotrexate)

  • Antibiotics (eg, nitrofurantoin, sulfasalazine)

  • Antiarrhythmics (eg, amiodarone, tocainide)

  • Anti-inflammatory medications (eg, gold, penicillamine)

  • Illicit drugs (eg, crack cocaine, heroin)

  • Sarcoidosis and other granulomatous diseases (eg, berylliosis)


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