The CDC said on Friday that there are no signs of an infectious disease in these patients. "While some cases in each of the states are similar and appear to be linked to e-cigarette product use, more information is needed to determine what is causing the illnesses".
Dr. Emily Chapman, chief medical officer at Children's Minnesota, which reported four cases, said in a statement that these illnesses are tricky to diagnose because they can start off looking like a common infection before leading to more serious complications.
Dr. Howard Zucker, the NY health commissioner, said "These latest reports of pulmonary disease in people using vaping products in NY and other states are proof that more studies are needed on the long-term health effects of these products".
The CDC is investigating each reported case.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday it's investigating severe pulmonary disease among people who use e-cigarettes in some states.
The patients in question are coming into the hospital with symptoms including shortness of breath, fever, coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, dizziness and chest pain, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Others had to be hooked up to a mechanical ventilator due to breathing problems.
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Underscoring growing concern, CDC officials say they are notifying health-care systems and clinicians across the country about the illnesses and what to watch for.
A CDC spokesperson was unable to provide more information on the probe. In addition to nicotine-based products, many patients also used those with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the principal psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. "The sooner the CDC discloses their results to the public, the better, as every day this story makes headlines more adult smokers are being scared off from using nicotine vaping products to quit smoking".
Seizures are a potential side effect of nicotine toxicity, but a recent uptick in "reports of adverse experiences with tobacco products that mentioned seizures occurring with e-cigarette use (e.g., vaping) signal a potential emerging safety issue", the FDA said in April.
The CDC estimates that in 2018, more than 3.6 million middle and high school students in the United States said they had used e-cigarettes in the past month.
Including Nelson, Wisconsin had 15 confirmed cases as of Thursday, and another 15 under investigation, the health department said.