JAMES J. SZWED, M.D.
A 34-year-old white male prisoner with a history of dyspnea admitted to intravenous self-injection of "blue-velvet"—dissolved tripelennamine (Pyribenzamine®) tablets with and without narcotics. Serial chest X rays suggested progressive pulmonary fibrosis. Pulmonary function showed a restrictive type of disease pattern. Findings in cardiac catheterization were normal. Lung biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of pulmonary angiothrombosis caused by talc granulomata.
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SZWED JJ. Pulmonary Angiothrombosis Caused by "Blue Velvet" Addiction. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:771–774. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-5-771
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(5):771-774.
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