PODEROSO Juan Jose
Subacute pneumopathy during amiodarone therapy
SUÁREZ, LD, PODEROSO, JJ, ELSNER, B, BUNSTER, AM, ESTEVA, H, BELLOTI, M.
Año: 1983 vol. 83 p. 566 - 566
A patient with types A and B of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome developed subacute pneumonitis during long-term treatment with amiodarone. The pneumopathy occurred only when the maintenance dose was increased to 800 mg/day. Lung specimens obtained by transbronchial biopsy showed chronic pneumonitis with C3 deposition by immunofluorescence. Pulmonary signs spontaneously disappeared two months after the drug was discontinued.