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Philippe Camus, M.D.
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Chest pain (acute - subacute)
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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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Abused drugs/substances (illicit-, street drugs - IV/inhaled)
Talc (inhaled, sniffed, i.v., intrapleural)
Rethinking cocaine-associated chest pain and acute coronary syndromes.
Stimulant-induced pulmonary toxicity.
Cocaine-associated chest pain: a case of aortic dissection.
Cocaine chest pain.
Cocaine-related symptoms in patients presenting to an urban emergency department.
Sudden death temporally related to vaginal cocaine abuse.