Interleukin-2-induced lung injury. The role of complement.


Pulmonary edema and sepsis-like syndrome are grave complications of interleukin-2 (IL-2) therapy. Recent animal studies have suggested IL-2-induced microvascular injury as the underlying mechanism. Since complement factors have been shown to mediate increased vascular permeability in diverse conditions that lead to pulmonary injury and recombinant human IL… (More)

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