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Philippe Camus, M.D.
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Abused drugs/substances (illicit-, street drugs - IV/inhaled)
Path: Pneumoconiosis (silicosis, talcosis, talcoma)
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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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Amphetamine and derivatives
Amyl-nitrite, butyl-nitrite, isobutyl-nitrite
Cannabinoid receptor agonists, synthetic
Cathinones, synthetic ('Bath salts')
Excipients - Vehicle - Preservatives
Heroin (inhaled, insufflated, snorted)
Inhalants (abused volatile substances)
Marijuana, cannabis (haschish, hash, bang, dab)
Opiates - Opioids
Talc (inhaled, sniffed, i.v., intrapleural)
Transbronchial biopsy interpretation in the patient with diffuse parenchymal lung disease.
Pulmonary talcosis: CT findings in three cases.
Long-term follow-up of drug abusers with intravenous talcosis.
Talc: understanding its manifestations in the chest.
Pulmonary 'mainline' granulomatosis: talcosis of intravenous methadone abuse.