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USA: Mysterious lung problems due to E-cigarettes?

Health authorities in the USA are currently investigating 94 cases of severe lung diseases, which appear in connection with the use of vaporizers or E-cigarettes are. Among the Affected teenagers and young adults are mainly.

28. June to 15. August were reported illnesses in 14 States, 94 cases of severe lung, its exact cause is still unknown. You seem to be in connection with the use of vaporizers or E-cigarettes. These diseases are associated with difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath or chest pain, according to a report in the “Washington Post”. But also fever, cough, vomiting, and diarrhea can occur. An accurate diagnosis is difficult for Doctors because the symptoms are non-specific and also an infection can be a sign. In many cases, a hospital stay, in a single treatment on the ICU cases, even necessary.

These messages have been classified as so serious that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American disease have turned on the protection authority to help in the elucidation of the causes. There is as yet no evidence that infection caused the lung disease, says the CDC. Complicates the search for the causes by the different substances, including nicotine products, marijuana-based, and not closer to well-known substances had evaporated. Thus, it is unclear whether certain devices or the vaporized substances, or the presence of any contaminants can be made responsible for the problems.