Marijuana “bong” pseudomonas lung infection: A detrimental recreational experience

Agni Nhirmal Kumar, Chun Ian Soo, Boon Hau Ng, Hassan Tidi Maharani, Rea Ban Yu-Lin, Roslina Abd. Manap

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Abstract

The use of Cannabis sativa, also known as marijuana, is believed to have dated back to thousands of years B.C. More than 200 decades later, it remains a popular recreational psychoactive substance that can be smoked through a water pipe. We report a case of marijuana smoking via a “bong” device, which has resulted in severe Pseudomonas aeruginosa necrotizing pneumonia treated with conservative medical therapy. This case highlights the importance of recognizing that life-threatening pneumonia can potentially be linked to marijuana and “bong” usage. Complicated cases should be considered for early surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00293
JournalRespirology Case Reports
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018

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Pseudomonas Infections
Cannabis
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Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Pneumonia
Equipment and Supplies
Water

Keywords

  • Empyema
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory infection (non-tuberculous)

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Marijuana “bong” pseudomonas lung infection : A detrimental recreational experience. / Kumar, Agni Nhirmal; Soo, Chun Ian; Ng, Boon Hau; Tidi Maharani, Hassan; Ban Yu-Lin, Rea; Abd. Manap, Roslina.

In: Respirology Case Reports, Vol. 6, No. 2, e00293, 01.02.2018.

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Kumar, Agni Nhirmal ; Soo, Chun Ian ; Ng, Boon Hau ; Tidi Maharani, Hassan ; Ban Yu-Lin, Rea ; Abd. Manap, Roslina. / Marijuana “bong” pseudomonas lung infection : A detrimental recreational experience. In: Respirology Case Reports. 2018 ; Vol. 6, No. 2.
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