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Case Report

Pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis in patients with pulmonary disease after bone marrow transplantation

Etsuko Nakasone  Masashi Bando  Takakiyo Nakaya  Hideaki Yamasawa  Yukihiko Sugiyama 

Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, Jichi Medical University

ABSTRACT

Two patients who had undergone bone marrow transplantation showed emaciation and a flat thorax. The first patient presented clinically with recurrent pneumothorax and the second with recurrent pulmonary infections. Both patients progressively showed subpleural fibrosis on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT). We could perform no biopsy or histopathological examination. There is only one previous report on four similar cases. Although the relationship between postbone marrow transplantation and pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis is still unclear, collecting similar cases is important.

KEYWORDS

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation  Pulmonary complications after bone marrow transplantation  Idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis 

Received 2 Dec 2011 / Accepted 24 Apr 2012

AJRS, 1(7): 562-566, 2012

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