Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
Corticosteroid Refractory Radiation Pneumonitis that Remarkably Responded to Cyclosporin A
Tomie MURAOKAShuji BANDOHJiro FUJITAAtsushi HORIIKETomoya ISHIIYasunori TOJOAkihito KUBOToshihiko ISHIDA
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2002 Volume 41 Issue 9 Pages 730-733

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Radiation therapy is commonly used for the treatment of lung cancer. However, radiation pneumonitis frequently occurs as a complication of the radiation therapy. Although corticosteroids are widely used for the treatment of radiation pneumonitis, they are not always effective. In this report, we used cycosporin A in the treatment of a patient suffering from steroid-refractory radiation pneumonitis. To our knowledge, this is the first report in which cyclosporin A was successfully used in the treatment of radiation pneumonitis.
(Internal Medicine 41: 730-733, 2002)

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