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of 'Bleomycin-induced lung injury'

Drug-induced lung diseases: most common reaction patterns and corresponding high-resolution CT manifestations.
Silva CI, Müller NL
Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2006;27(2):111.
Drug-induced lung disease is an increasingly common cause of morbidity and mortality. The diagnosis is based on clinical history and consistent radiologic findings. Lung biopsy is performed in a small percentage of cases. High-resolution CT may demonstrate parenchymal abnormalities in patients with normal radiographs and provides a better depiction of the pattern and distribution of findings. Knowledge of the most common high-resolution CT manifestations and the corresponding histologic patterns is important for early recognition and proper management of drug-induced lung disease.
Department of Radiology, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, 899 W. 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1M9.