The teenager had a fever, persistent cough, and increased respiratory problems for about a week, and was initially associated with asthma.
After his condition worsened in hospital and the boy suffered from respiratory arrest, the physicians found that this was the case Hypersensitivity pneumonitis – a condition in which the air sacs and airways in the lungs become heavily inflamed.
The cause was "probably an exaggerated immune response to one of the chemicals contained in the e-cigarette fluid". The doctors are reporting now.
"There are two important lessons to be learned here: the first is always to consider a reaction to e-cigarettes in people with atypical respiratory disease, the second is that we consider e-cigarettes to be" much safer "than Tobacco "at our peril," physicians wrote in a report on the case, published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood.
Physicians tested the boy's skin reactivity for a small amount of vapor fluid, which led them to their conclusion.
The boy, who spent 35 days in hospital, has since recovered and his lungs were 14 It returns to normal months later, with doctors adding that they can not be sure about the cause of the condition, but the boy seemed to have more antibodies n have one of the two vapor liquids he uses, suggesting the possibility that this was the trigger.
Different Attitudes to Vaping
E-cigarettes were seen primarily as a way for adults to stop using flammable cigarettes, and UK health authorities are supporting them as a hiring tool.
"It's not absolutely clear what happened here, but it seems to be an allergy to an inhaled substance," John Britton said. The Director of the British Center for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies responded to the report. "There have only been a very small number of cases in the world reporting this condition, and I think we can conclude that it is occurring, but fortunately very rarely."
"This is worrying and the risk must be acknowledged, but in absolute terms it is extremely low – and, above all, much less The Council remains the same If you smoke, switch to steaming, if you do not smoke, do not steam, "he said.
Britton added that he "strongly opposed" the authors. Conclusion that people should not consider e-cigarettes much safer than smoking.
"Smoking kills half of the long-term smokers, rare conditions like these must be recognized, but there is no comparison: vaping is far less risky," he said.
A continuing debate in the United States over the regulation of e-cigarettes has drawn attention to the problem and highlighted the differences between the British and American approaches to the problem.
Katie Hunt of CNN contributed to this report.