Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 1

Case Report: E-cigarette or Vaping Induced Lung Injury

Kyle Meggison*, Veronica Tucci and Alfredo Tirado

Department of Emergency Medicine, HCA Healthcare/USF Morsani College of Medicine GME, Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville, Florida

*Corresponding Author: Kyle Meggison, Department of Emergency Medicine, HCA Healthcare/USF Morsani College of Medicine GME, Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville, Florida.

Received: November 11, 2020; Published: December 22, 2020



  Electronic cigarettes have grown in popularity over the past few years. The medical literature and mainstream media have published accounts of e cigarettes causing severe respiratory distress in younger patients despite being marketed as a “safer” alternative to regular cigarettes. There have been cases throughout the country where individuals who use these products experience severe respiratory distress. This case report describes the clinical course of a young patient presenting to the emergency department in acute respiratory distress. We discuss the pathophysiology, incidence, prevalence, and morbidity and mortality of EVALI (E cigarette or vaping induced lung injury).

Keywords: Lung Injury; E-cigarette; Steroid Taper



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Citation: Kyle Meggison., et al. “Case Report: E-cigarette or Vaping Induced Lung Injury”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.1 (2021): 73-75.


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