Diffuse interstitial pneumonitis after pulmonary irradiation for metastatic Wilms' tumor. A report from the National Wilms' Tumor Study.

@article{Green1989DiffuseIP,
  title={Diffuse interstitial pneumonitis after pulmonary irradiation for metastatic Wilms' tumor. A report from the National Wilms' Tumor Study.},
  author={Daniel M Green and Jerry Z. Finklestein and M. E. Tefft and Pat A Norkool},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1989},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={450-3}
}
To evaluate the frequency, etiology, and outcome of diffuse interstitial pneumonitis after treatment of children with Stage IV (favorable histologic type) Wilms' tumor using whole-lung and abdominal radiation therapy, and combination chemotherapy, all cases reported in such patients entered on National Wilms' Tumor Study 3 were reviewed. Diffuse interstitial pneumonitis was reported in 13.0% of patients. The etiology was varicella, one patient; Pneumocystis carinii, three patients; and unknown… CONTINUE READING