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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 56-58

Marijuana abuse and bullous emphysema


Department of Internal Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Correspondence Address:
Harsh Golwala
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Williams Pavillion 1130, P.O. Box 26901, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73190, Oklahoma City
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.92365

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Marijuana abuse has been on an increasing trend worldwide in the last decade. We hereby report a case of severe bullous emphysema resulting in pneumothorax in a patient with few years of marijuana abuse. We also review the major conditions in the differential diagnosis of bullous emphysema in adults.


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