Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in a kidney transplant: a rare complication of sirolimus.

@article{Kadikoy2010PulmonaryAP,
  title={Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in a kidney transplant: a rare complication of sirolimus.},
  author={Huseyin Kadikoy and Michael A. Paolini and Katafan Achkar and Wadi N. Suki and Ahmed Osama Gaber and Noreen Anwar and Abdallah M. Jeroudi and R Yeison Fernando Barrios and Abdul Abdellatif},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 8},
  pages={
          2795-8
        }
}
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) has been associated with the immunosuppressant sirolimus in transplant patients. PAP is a progressive lung disease characterized by the accumulation of surfactant-like material in the lungs leading to decreased pulmonary function with shortness of breath and cough as common symptoms. We report a rare case of sirolimus-associated PAP in a kidney transplant recipient with a history of end-stage renal disease secondary to haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) and… CONTINUE READING
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