Clinical Review

Organizing Pneumonia and Pneumothorax Associated With Daptomycin Use

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Organizing pneumonia (OP) is a distinct lung injury pattern that may complicate a variety of collagen vascular diseases, bone marrow or heart-lung transplants, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), inhalation of toxic gases, vasculitis, or medications. We report a case of OP complicated by a spontaneous tension pneumothorax that was temporally related to a prolonged course of daptomycin.


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