The development of adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) after antithymocyte globulin (ATG) administration has not been reported in clinical trials.1- 4 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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