Editor's Correspondence
June 22, 1998

Antithymocyte Globulin–Induced Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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Arch Intern Med. 1998;158(12):1378-1379. doi:

The development of adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) after antithymocyte globulin (ATG) administration has not been reported in clinical trials.14 However, Dean et al5 report a case in which antilymphocyte globulin was suspected to have caused ARDS in a patient who underwent renal transplantation. We describe herein a case of ARDS that developed as a result of ATG infusion.

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