Spontaneous bilateral pneumothorax in drug addicts

H. L. Cohen, S. W. Cohen

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Abstract

Two cases of bilateral pneumothorax are reported in drug addicts; only one such case has been previously reported. They presented ostensibly as spontaneous pneumothoraces; however, meticulous history and physical examination proved them to be traumatic. Causes of spontaneous pneumothoraces are presented. Self-injection must be considered in the clinical differential diagnosis of spontaneous pneumothorax.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)645-647
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume86
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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