Treatment with granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor and the adult respiratory distress syndrome.

Abstract

We report a case of a patient who developed a fatal adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) during treatment with rh granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (rhGM-CSF) (250 mcg/m2/day s.c.) and low-dose cytosine-arabinoside (Ara-C) (20 mg/m2/day s.c.). Several mechanisms which might explain the lung tissue damage in this patient were explored… (More)

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