Treatment of respiratory syncytial virus pneumonia in a lung transplant recipient: case report and review of the literature.

A 61-year-old woman who underwent lung transplantation developed severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) pneumonia and experienced respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation. She was treated initially with aerosolized ribavirin monotherapy; RSV hyperimmune globulin was later added to her regimen. Lung transplant recipients are acutely susceptible… CONTINUE READING