Community respiratory viral infection in adult lung transplant recipients.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

STUDY OBJECTIVE: To define the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and long-term complications of respiratory viral infections in adult lung transplant recipients. DESIGN: Retrospective review of the records of 122 adult lung transplant recipients over a 5-year period at one institution. RESULTS: Ten episodes of infection with respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza, influenza, or adenovirus were identified. All patients presented with symptoms of respiratory tract infection. Two patients died acutely and four patients subsequently had development of obliterative bronchiolitis (OB). CONCLUSIONS: These data suggest community respiratory viral infections cause significant morbidity and mortality in lung transplant recipients. Further prospective studies are warranted to clarify the relationship between respiratory viral infection and OB and to define the optimal therapy for these viral infections.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Palmer, SM; Henshaw, NG; Howell, DN; Miller, SE; Davis, RD; Tapson, VF

Published Date

  • April 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 113 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 944 - 950

PubMed ID

  • 9554629

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-3692

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.113.4.944


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States