Chest Imaging in Iatrogenic Respiratory Disease

Rebecca M. Lindell, MD ; Thomas E. Hartman, MD

Latrogenic respiratory disease is an important cause of patient morbidity and mortality. Clinical and radiologic findings are nonspecific and diagnosis can be difficult. Therefore, it is important for physicians to be familiar with the iatrogenic diseases for which their patients are at risk, as well as their common radiologic appearances. Causes of iatrogenic respiratory disease include drugs, transplantation, radiation, transfusion, or other miscellaneous therapies.