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Radiation pneumonitis
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Radiation pneumonitis

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Contributors: Mary Anne Morgan MD
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Synopsis

Radiation pneumonitis is inflammation of the lungs after radiation therapy for malignancies in that area. Risk increases with the amount of radiation used, the size of the portion of the lung(s) that underwent treatment, and whether chemotherapy drugs such as bleomycin, cyclophosphamide, and carmustine were given concurrently. Common findings include cough, dyspnea, fever, and chest pain. Treatment includes glucocorticoids.

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ICD10CM:
J70.0 – Acute pulmonary manifestations due to radiation

SNOMEDCT:
84004001 – Radiation pneumonitis

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Below is a list of drugs with literature evidence indicating an adverse association with this diagnosis. The list is continually updated through ongoing research and new medication approvals. Click on Citations to sort by number of citations or click on Medication to sort the medications alphabetically.

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Last Updated: 06/26/2018
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Radiation pneumonitis
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Radiation pneumonitis : Cough, Fever, Pleuritic chest pain, Dyspnea
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