Illicit or 'street' drugs, substances and IVDU produce a vast array of respiratory complications (PMID 24144776) including bacterial infections which may involve the chest, heart and lung (PMID 16267325). One of the 'News' on the present website is given with links to street drug names, nicknames and slang to facilitate history taking. You may search the internet for terms under 'Glossary of drug-related slang / street language'. See also under cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, opiates, narcotics, vehicle, solvents, talc, starch, cellulose and mercury. Silica may also be an issue. For imaging, see PMID 8416551, 12376606, 17527131, 23168064, 24144776

Last update : 22/08/2015
I - Interstitial/parenchymal lung disease
II - Pulmonary edema - ARDS - Acute respiratory failure
III - Pulmonary hemorrhage
IV - Airway involvement
V - Pleural and/or pericardial involvement
VI - Pulmonary vasculopathy
VII - Mediastinal involvement
VIII - Upper, central, large airway involvement
IX - Neuromuscular / CNS involvement - Disordered breathing during sleep
X - Systemic conditions, syndromes and reactions
XI - Miscellaneous
XII - Cardiovascular involvement / toxicity
XV - Pulmonary pathology
XVI - Imaging
XVII - Infections & related conditions