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Vancomycin-Induced Organizing Pneumonia: A Case Report and Literature Review

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University Hospital, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, 23, Kyungheedae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02447, Korea
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Academic Editor: Won Suk Choi
Received: 24 May 2021 / Accepted: 10 June 2021 / Published: 11 June 2021
The long-term administration of vancomycin has increased; however, the pulmonary adverse reactions of long-term vancomycin treatment remain under-studied. A 75-year-old male patient with vertebral osteomyelitis receiving long-term vancomycin therapy developed a fever. High resolution computed tomography showed irregular ground glass opacity and consolidation in the right upper lung. The patient developed organizing pneumonia. This occurred without peripheral eosinophilia or adverse reactions in the skin and liver. The administration of vancomycin was discontinued. He recovered from organizing pneumonia after four weeks of steroid therapy. Solitary organizing pneumonia can develop during treatment with vancomycin. When pulmonary inflammation occurs and other causes of pneumonia are excluded, vancomycin therapy should be discontinued. View Full-Text
Keywords: organizing pneumonia; pneumonitis; vancomycin organizing pneumonia; pneumonitis; vancomycin
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Lee, Y.-S.; Lee, Y.-M. Vancomycin-Induced Organizing Pneumonia: A Case Report and Literature Review. Medicina 2021, 57, 610.

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Lee Y-S, Lee Y-M. Vancomycin-Induced Organizing Pneumonia: A Case Report and Literature Review. Medicina. 2021; 57(6):610.

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Lee, Young-Shin, and Yu-Mi Lee. 2021. "Vancomycin-Induced Organizing Pneumonia: A Case Report and Literature Review" Medicina 57, no. 6: 610.

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