Vaping-Associated Lung Injuries: Information for Health Professionals - Minnesota Department of Health

Vaping-Associated Lung Injuries: Information for Health Professionals

MDH is working with health care providers to investigate reports of severe lung injury potentially linked to vaping.

Health care providers:

  • Ask patients who present with pulmonary symptoms about vaping.
  • When treating patients with pulmonary symptoms who report a history of vaping, consider consultation with a pulmonologist and conduct a thorough infectious disease evaluation.
  • Report suspected cases to MDH as soon as possible by one of these methods:
  • Hold clinical specimens (blood, urine, bronchoalveolar lavage) for submission to the Minnesota Department of Health Public Health Laboratory.
  • Let patients know that MDH will be interested in speaking with them and collecting products to test for chemicals that may be involved in this national outbreak.

Health Alert Network Advisories

Health Advisory: Update on Severe Acute Lung Injury Among Patients Who Report Vaping (PDF) | (Word)
September 11, 2019

Health Advisory: Severe Acute Lung Disease Among Youth Who Report Vaping (PDF) | (Word)
August 13, 2019

Resources

Device and Substance Visual Dictionary: Severe Pulmonary Disease with E-cigarette Use (PDF)

Journal Articles

Updated Friday, 04-Oct-2019 09:05:48 CDT