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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, 3(2), 37-39
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-2-5
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A Serious Diagnosis often Missed: Salicylate Induced Pulmonary Edema (SIPE)

Lakshmi Kant Pathak1, , Vimala Vijayaraghavan2 and Chirag Chavda3

1Department of Medicine, Sanford Medical Center University of North Dakota, USA

2Caribbean Medical University, Chicago Campus, USA

3Paris Regional Medical Center, Paris, Texas, USA

Pub. Date: January 21, 2015

Cite this paper:
Lakshmi Kant Pathak, Vimala Vijayaraghavan and Chirag Chavda. A Serious Diagnosis often Missed: Salicylate Induced Pulmonary Edema (SIPE). American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(2):37-39. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-2-5


Salicylate induced pulmonary edema is mostly a un recognized diagnosis as most physicians have little or no experience in treating it. Therefore there are only 140 possible case reports of SIPE in literature making it a rare entity. Failure to recognize this condition may lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Therefore the objective of this case report is to make aware of the possibility of this diagnosis in patients presenting with neurological changes, fever, and dyspnea and anion-gap metabolic acidosis. It also discusses the best current practice guidelines on treatment of this condition based on present literature. A more definitive guideline on its diagnosis and treatment needs further research and study.

SIPE pulmonary edema

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