[Pulmonary complications after bone marrow transplantation].

  title={[Pulmonary complications after bone marrow transplantation].},
  author={M Giacchino and Alessandro Busca and Roberto Miniero and Claudio Defilippi and Ferdinando Massara and Elena Vassallo and Enrico Madon},
  journal={Minerva pediatrica},
  volume={45 4},
Pulmonary toxicity occurs in approximately 10 to 50% of patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Bacterial pneumonia very commonly affects patients within the first 6 months post-BMT. Etiologic factors include neutropenia and the presence of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Pulmonary fungal infections, due to candida and aspergillus, may develop in 16% of patients receiving BMT, with a high mortality rate, being about 80%. A prolonged neutropenia as well as GVHD and associated… CONTINUE READING
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