Pulmonary microcrystalline cellulose deposition from intravenous injection of oral medication in a patient receiving parenteral nutrition

Michael C. Ott, Andras Khoor, James S. Scolapio, Jack P. Leventhal

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Abstract

A 50-year-old man who had been dependent on home parenteral nutrition (HPN) for 24 years presented with shortness of breath. A computed tomography scan of the lungs revealed a diffuse micronodular parenchymal infiltrate. On bronchoscopy, a crystalloid material was identified. This organic material was determined to be consistent with codeine. The patient had been injecting codeine into his intravenous catheter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-92
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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