Severe amiodarone induced pulmonary toxicity

Nicholas Nacca, Castigliano M. Bhamidipati, Luke S. Yuhico, Sowmya Pinnamaneni, Tamas Szombathy

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A known complication of Amiodarone therapy is Amiodarone induced Pulmonary Toxicity (APT). Several features of this adverse effect make it difficult to diagnosis and treat. The case of a 63-year-old male with classic radiographic and histologic findings of APT is discussed. Clinical presentation, pathophysiology, diagnostic findings, and treatment strategies are reviewed. The patient was successfully managed with pulse high dose steroid therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)667-670
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Thoracic Disease
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Amiodarone
  • Pulmonary toxicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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