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Philippe Camus, M.D.
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Radiation therapy (medium term & late effects)
Left ventricular dysfunction/failure
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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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Radiation therapy (breast-)
Radiation therapy (early effects)
Radiation therapy (stereotactic-SBRT)
Radiation therapy to the chest
Radiation therapy, infusional (injected 131I or 90Y radioactivity)
Radiation therapy, mantle
Extensive radiation-induced heart disease in an adult patient treated for lymphoma as a child.
Pathology of radiation-induced heart disease: a surgical and autopsy study of 27 cases.