Sep 1, 1977

Chronic interstitial pneumonitis with fibrosis after long-term therapy with nitrofurantoin

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
S J SimonianD P Boyd

Abstract

Nitrofurantoin has been used widely as a urinary antiseptic. That it may cause pulmonary infiltration, and even fibrosis, has not been recognized universally. The literature contains 24 cases of interstitial pneumonitis with fibrosis. The results of treatment are summarized, and a new case is reported in detail.

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Infiltrate of Lung
Urinary Tract Infection
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Pneumonia, Interstitial
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Biopsy
Lung Diseases, Interstitial
Desmoid Disease, Hereditary
Fibrosis
Antiseptic [EPC]

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