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Mon May 17, 2021, 01:31 PM

4. I remember and no, the cases were not related to COVID-19

EDs screened these patients for infectious agents and blood parameters/CT scans/Radiographs that would be consistent with infectious etiologies.

Emergency department (ED) visits related to e-cigarette, or vaping, products continue to decline, after sharply increasing in August 2019 and peaking in September. Vitamin-E-acetate as a toxic additive to vaped products (NOT TOBACCO) was clearly correlated.

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/severe-lung-disease.html#what-we-know

National ED data and active case reporting from state health departments around the country show a sharp rise in symptoms or cases of EVALI in August 2019, a peak in September 2019, and a gradual, but persistent decline since then.

Laboratory data show that vitamin E acetate, an additive in some THC-containing e-cigarette, or vaping, products, is strongly linked to the EVALI outbreak.

A recent study external icon analyzed samples from 51 EVALI cases from 16 states and a comparison group of samples from 99 comparison individuals without EVALI for vitamin E acetate, plant oils, medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil, coconut oil, petroleum distillates, and diluent terpenes.
Vitamin E acetate was identified in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid samples (fluid samples collected from the lungs) from 48 of the 51 EVALI patients, but not in the BAL fluid from the healthy comparison group.
No other toxicants were found in BAL fluid from either group, except for coconut oil and limonene (1 EVALI patient each).

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