Monday, June 7, 2010

Rituximab induced lung injury

Rituximab is being used for many kidney diseases and now in the post transplant world as well
A recent report in pediatric Nephrology journal discusses a pulmonary complication of the drug.
This first report of rituximab-associated, Cryptogenic Organising Pneumonia  highlights the risk of pulmonary complications after treatment with B-cell depleting agents in solid organ transplant recipients.

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