Amiodarone pulmonary toxicity (APT) is a common and distinctive form of drug-induced lung injury. Several patterns have been described and the most common pattern of APT is interstitial pneumonitis. However, amiodarone-induced diffused alveolar haemorrhage is rarely reported. We describe a case of early onset of APT manifested by respiratory distress, haemoptysis, severe hypoxia and bilateral pulmonary infiltrates that was finally diagnosed with amiodarone-induced diffuse alveolar haemorrhage. High suspicion of APT in patients with these non-specific clinical symptoms is needed. Early recognition and treatment are imperative.
- Alveolar haemorrhage
- Pulmonary toxicity