An 18-yr-old woman with cystic fibrosis who received a double-lung transplant developed a severe episode of acute lung rejection. Bronchoalveolar lavage and transbronchial biopsy were used to establish the diagnosis. The rejection was refractory to administration of high-dose pulse steroids. OKT3 therapy was successfully used to reverse this episode. This is the first case report of a steroid-resistant double-lung allograft rejection successfully treated with OKT3.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine