Question of the Day – Monday September 9, 2019

Question – What characterizes the chest CT findings in critically ill patients diagnosed with the recently reported pulmonary illness related to e-cigarette use?

 

 

Answer – The cited article reports “CT of the chest in four patients revealed bilateral ground glass opacities, predominantly in the lower lobes.” (Layden JE et al. Pulmonary illness related to e-cigarette use un Illinois and Wisconsin- Preliminary report. 2019 NEJM September 6, 2019. DOI:10.1056/NE/Moa1911614)