Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage due to ketorolac tromethamine

Creticus P. Marak, Narendrakumar Alappan, Chang Shim, Achuta K. Guddati

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Drug-induced lung disease (DILD) is a common but frequently missed diagnosis. Therefore, a high index of clinical suspicion and familiarity with the clinical syndromes associated with DILD are important in making the diagnosis. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are one of the mostly commonly used classes of medications. NSAIDs are safe when used at prescribed doses. Side effects from use of NSAIDs are not uncommon and can affect almost every organ system in the body. NSAIDs are notorious for causing pulmonary toxicity, the common ones being bronchospasm and hypersensitivity reactions. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) secondary to NSAIDs is uncommon. Here, we report a case of DAH secondary to the use of ketorolac tromethamine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-13
Number of pages3
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Ketorolac
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology


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