Drug-induced pulmonary disease is lung disease brought on by a bad reaction to a medication.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Many types of lung injury can result from medications, and it is often impossible to predict who will develop lung disease resulting from a medication or drug.
The types of lung diseases that may result from medications include:
Allergic reactions-- asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, or eosinophilic pneumonia
- Alveolar hemorrhage (bleeding into the lung air sacks)
Drug-induced lupus erythematosus
- Granulomatous lung disease -- a type of tumor in the lungs
- Inflammation of the lung air sacks (pneumonitis or infiltration)
- Lung failure
- Lung vasculitis (inflammation of lung blood vessels)
Swollen lymph nodes
Many drugs are known to cause lung disease in some people, including those used during