Interstitial pneumonitis following bone marrow transplantation after low dose rate total body irradiation.

@article{Barrett1983InterstitialPF,
  title={Interstitial pneumonitis following bone marrow transplantation after low dose rate total body irradiation.},
  author={A. J. Barrett and Michael Depledge and Ray L Powles},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1983},
  volume={9 7},
  pages={1029-33}
}
Idiopathic and infective interstitial pneumonitis (IPn) is a common complication after bone marrow transplantation (BMT) in many centers and carries a high mortality. We report here a series of 107 patients with acute leukemia grafted at the Royal Marsden Hospital in which only 11 (10.3%) developed IPn and only 5 died (5%). Only one case of idiopathic IPn was seen. Factors which may account for this low incidence are discussed. Sixty of 107 patients were transplanted in first remission of acute… CONTINUE READING

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