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Pneumonitis, pleural effusion and pericarditis following treatment with dantrolene.
  1. D H Miller,
  2. L F Haas


    A patient developed pulmonary infiltration, pleural effusions and pericarditis three months after starting dantrolene sodium. Peripheral blood eosinophilia and a raised ESR were present. Symptoms and signs resolved after the drug was discontinued. Dantrolene toxicity should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pneumonitis and pleuro-pericarditis.

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