Pulmonary effects of synthetic marijuana: chest radiography and CT findings.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to present the first chest radiographic and CT descriptions of organizing pneumonia in response to smoking synthetic marijuana. CONCLUSION: Chest radiographs showed a diffuse miliary-micronodular pattern. Chest CT images showed diffuse centrilobular nodules and tree-in-bud pattern and a histopathologic pattern of organizing pneumonia with or without patchy acute alveolar damage. This distinct imaging pattern should alert radiologists to include synthetic marijuana abuse in the differential diagnosis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Berkowitz, EA; Henry, TS; Veeraraghavan, S; Staton, GW; Gal, AA

Published Date

  • April 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 204 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 750 - 757

PubMed ID

  • 25541904

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-3141

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/AJR.14.13138


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States