Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports (ASCR)

Case Report Volume 1 Issue 2

Vaping Associated Lung Injury – An Unusually Severe Case Rapidly Resolved with a Conservative Steroid Regimen

Frank Womble*, Kathleen McCabe and Imran Naqvi

Department of Internal Medicine, The Jewish Hospital, Bon Secours Mercy Health, Cincinnati, OH, USA

*Corresponding Author:Frank Womble, Department of Internal Medicine, The Jewish Hospital, Bon Secours Mercy Health, Cincinnati, OH, USA.

Received: January 29, 2020; Published: February 11, 2020

×

Abstract

  As of January 2020, over 2600 hospitalized cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) have been reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. EVALI is a serious public health concern prompting regulatory intervention by the Food and Drug Administration. Published cases have certain common features including neutrophil-predominant leukocytosis and elevated inflammatory markers. Severe cases may require intubation and mechanical ventilation. Hospitalized patients often improve with steroids although regimens published in the literature are highly variable. We report an unusually severe case of EVALI with abnormally elevated inflammatory markers, unusually severe transaminitis and lymphopenia that was nevertheless successfully managed with a relatively conservative regimen of glucocorticoids.

Keywords: EVALI; Lung Injury; Vaping; Vaping Injury; VAPI

×

Citation

Citation: Frank Womble., et al. “Vaping Associated Lung Injury – An Unusually Severe Case Rapidly Resolved with a Conservative Steroid Regimen”. Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 1.2 (2020): 12-13.




Metrics

Acceptance rate35%
Acceptance to publication20-30 days

Indexed In





News and Events


  • Certification for Review
    Acta Scientific certifies the Editors/reviewers for their review done towards the assigned articles of the respective journals.
  • Submission Timeline for Upcoming Issue
    The last date for submission of articles for regular Issues is May 25, 2022.
  • Publication Certificate
    Authors will be issued a "Publication Certificate" as a mark of appreciation for publishing their work.
  • Best Article of the Issue
    The Editors will elect one Best Article after each issue release. The authors of this article will be provided with a certificate of “Best Article of the Issue”.
  • Welcoming Article Submission
    Acta Scientific delightfully welcomes active researchers for submission of articles towards the upcoming issue of respective journals.
  • Contact US