Pulmonary Complications

  • Tarek Eid
  • Alan F. Barker


After hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), up to 60% of patients develop pulmonary complications. In spite of antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal prophylaxis, reduced host defenses render the HSCT patient vulnerable to pulmonary and other infections in the early weeks and even months post-transplantation. This chapter will suggest an integrative approach followed by a description of the most common pulmonary syndromes seen in HSCT patients, including diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH), idiopathic pneumonia syndrome (IPS), bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BO or BOS), and cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP).


Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Airflow Obstruction Ground Glass Opacity Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tarek Eid
    • 1
  • Alan F. Barker
    • 1
  1. 1.Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Oregon Health and Science UniversityPortlandUSA

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