Rapid acute onset of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome in a lung transplant recipient after respiratory syncytial virus infection

D. Hayes, H. M. Mansour, S. Kirkby, A. B. Phillips

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Abstract

Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) can have either an acute or chronic onset with an abrupt or insidious course. The diagnosis is typically achieved by physiological criteria with development of a sustained decline in expiratory flow rates for at least 3 weeks. We review the rapid development of acute BOS and bronchiectasis after respiratory syncytial virus infection in a lung transplant recipient, who had been doing well with normal pulmonary function for 3 years after lung transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)548-550
Number of pages3
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012

Keywords

  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome
  • Inhaled ribivirin
  • Lung transplantation
  • Respiratory syncytial virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Transplantation

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