June 12, 2024
Rare form of pneumonia is among the mysterious lung illnesses that have sickened 450 across the US
A new CDC report has revealed acute lipoid pneumonia to be among the outbreak of mysterious lung-related illnesses spreading across the US. Pictured: A scan showing a build-up of fats or oils in a patient with e-cigarette-associated lung disease in North Carolina
A new CDC report has revealed acute lipoid pneumonia to be among the outbreak of mysterious lung-related illnesses spreading across the US. Pictured: A scan showing a build-up of fats or oils in a patient with e-cigarette-associated lung disease in North Carolina

A rare form of pneumonia is among the mysterious breathing-related illnesses that have sickened 450 people across the US, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals. 

Health officials say that they identified at least five patients at two hospitals in North Carolina between July and August 2019 who contracted acute lipoid pneumonia.

All of the patients reported using electronic vaping pens or e-cigarettes to vape THC, the main psychoactive compound in marijuana. 

Scans of their lungs showed a build-up of fats, which has been linked to e-cigarette use in the past.

The report sheds light on some of the lung illnesses that have spread across 33 states, and authors say that investigations are needed in others states to see if those cases have the same features.

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