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Philippe Camus, M.D.
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Pneumonitis (ILD), acute, severe (see also under ARDS)
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Drug and radiation history
Drug singularity - Correct identification of the drug
Consistent timing of exposure v. onset of symptoms
Clinical, imaging, BAL, pathological pattern consistent with the specific drug
Careful exlusion of another cause
Remission of symptoms with removal of drug
Recurrence with rechallenge (rarely advisable)
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Fatal hypersensitivity pneumonitis associated with docetaxel.
Acute interstitial pneumopathy associated with docetaxel hypersensitivity.
Severe interstitial pneumonitis associated with docetaxel administration.
Life-threatening hypersensitivity pneumonitis induced by docetaxel (taxotere).
[Acute diffuse interstitial pneumopathy following docetaxel (Taxotère). Apropos of 2 cases].