Chronic left lower lobe pulmonary infiltrates during military deployment

John C. Hunninghake, Andrew J. Skabelund, Michael J. Morris

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Abstract

Deployment to Southwest Asia is associated with increased airborne hazards such as geologic dusts, burn pit smoke, vehicle exhaust, or air pollution. There are numerous ongoing studies to evaluate the potential effects of inhaled particulate matter on reported increases in acute and chronic respiratory symptoms. Providers need to be aware of potential causes of pulmonary disease such as acute eosinophilic pneumonia, asthma, and vocal cord dysfunction that have been associated with deployment. Other pulmonary disorders such as interstitial lung disease are infrequently reported. Not all deployment-related respiratory complaints may result from deployment airborne hazards and a broad differential should be considered. We present the case of a military member with a prolonged deployment found to have lobar infiltrates secondary to pulmonary vein stenosis from treatment for atrial fibrillation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e955-e958
JournalMilitary Medicine
Volume181
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes

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