Contributor: John Winkler, MD
- Vaping-related lung injury initially presents with flu-like symptoms and can progress to respiratory failure requiring aggressive resuscitation including ECMO
- It is thought to be related to the contents of homemade vaping fluid, mostly in THC-containing products (“brands” include DankVapes, PaxPen)
- Ask patients with vague constitutional or respiratory symptoms about their vape use
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Summarized by Will Dewispelaere, MS4 | Edited by Erik Verzemnieks, MD