Pulmonary infections in renal transplantation patients treated with cyclosporine

Elizabeth H Moore, W. R. Webb, W. J C Amend

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Abstract

Seventeen cases of pneumonia occurring in renal transplantation patients treated with cyclosporine-prednisone immunosuppression were analyzed with regard to the organisms involved, time of occurrence after transplantation, clinical course, and radiographic findings. In a pattern similar to that encountered with conventional azathioprine-prednisone immunosuppression, opportunistic infections were most common in the period between 1 and 5 months after transplantation. All multiple-organism infections involved cytomegalovirus and carried a poor prognosis. No unexpected radiographic findings were noted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-103
Number of pages7
JournalRadiology
Volume167
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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