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Kiah McArthur, left, and Michelle Gorbonosov are in their final year of medical school at Upstate. (photo by Jim Howe)
Kiah McArthur, left, and Michelle Gorbonosov are in their final year of medical school at Upstate. (photo by Jim Howe)

An unusual case of pneumonia may be a new vaping hazard

A research team from Upstate Medical University published a paper in the medical journal Pediatrics about a potential life-threatening complication from vaping. Fourth-year medical students Michelle Gorbonosov and Kiah McArthur, who were part of the team, discuss an unusual case of pneumonia in a young woman who had to be hospitalized for 10 days. A month after she went home, she still struggled with shortness of breath. Gorbonosov and McArthur also address the more common health risks of inhaling nicotine-laced vapor. The case was overseen by  Joseph Domachowske, MD, a professor of pediatrics and microbiology and immunology at Upstate.


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