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Transplantation Pneumonia

Rifkind, D and Starzl, TE and Marchioro, TL and Waddell, WR and Rowlands, DT and Hill, RB (1964) Transplantation Pneumonia. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 189 (11). 808 - 812. ISSN 0098-7484

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A clinically distinct pneumonitis occurred in six renal transplant recipients receiving azathioprine and prednisone immunosuppressive therapy. The patients ranged in age from 3 to 20 years. The onset was 42 to 102 days postoperatively, coinciding with decrease in prednisone dosage below approximately 1 mg per kilogram of body weight per day. Mild nonproductive cough, fever, and cynanosis were present. Chest x-rays demonstrated extensive hazy to nodular infiltrates usually involving both hila and lower lung fields. Cold agglutinins were present in five patients. Pulmonary function studies demonstrated an alveolar capillary block. The duration of illness was 12 to 34 days and was not influenced by antibiotic therapy. Autopsy of the single case in which death occurred revealed Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and disseminated cytomegalic inclusion-body disease. © 1964, American Medical Association. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Rifkind, D
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Marchioro, TL
Waddell, WR
Rowlands, DT
Hill, RB
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 14 September 1964
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume: 189
Number: 11
Page Range: 808 - 812
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1001/jama.1964.03070110010002
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0098-7484
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062123967, Starzl CV No. 84
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:00
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 13:55


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