II. Epidemiology

  1. More common in younger patients

III. Symptoms

  1. Fever
  2. Cough
  3. Chest Pain
  4. Fever
  5. Rash (variably present)

V. Imaging: Chest XRay

VI. Differential Diagnosis

  1. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
    1. Occurs with Nitrofurantoin and GFR <30 ml/min

VII. Management

  1. Immediate Nitrofurantoin cessation (resolves on stopping Nitrofurantoin)
  2. Consider Corticosteroids

VIII. References

  1. Vahid (2006) Internet J Pulm Med 6(2): 1531-2984

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