Pulmonary function of marrow transplant patients. I. Effects of marrow infusion, acute graft-versus-host disease, and interstitial pneumonitis.


The pulmonary function of patients receiving marrow transplants was studied during a two-year period. The 81 patients studied before transplantation showed a slight reduction in average lung volumes and diffusing capacity (DLCO). Studies were repeated within 48 h after marrow infusion to look for evidence of fat embolism syndrome. There was no change in the… (More)


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