A FATAL CASE OF BILATERAL INTERSTITIAL PNEUMONIA (BLIP): INTERFERON ALPHA 2 A INDUCED.


Balaji Ommurugan, Laxminarayana Kurady Bairy, Amita Priya, Joseph Thomas, Navin Patil

Abstract


 

 Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) is a rare lymph proliferative disorder of mature CD4 T-cells caused by the human T-lymph tropic type 1 (HTLV 1) of retrovirus family. Combination of zidovudine and interferon Alfa combination is one of most commonly used regimen. Many drugs are implicated in causing interstitial lung disease. Hence, we report a case of interferon Alfa-induced bilateral interstitial pneumonia in a 32-year-old female patient diagnosed with ATLL with HTLV 1 positivity.


Keywords


Pneumonia, Interferon, Zidovudine, Adult T-cell leukemia.

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Title

A FATAL CASE OF BILATERAL INTERSTITIAL PNEUMONIA (BLIP): INTERFERON ALPHA 2 A INDUCED.

Keywords

Pneumonia, Interferon, Zidovudine, Adult T-cell leukemia.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i10.19131

Date

01-09-2017

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Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 10 Issue 10 October 2017 Page: 15-16

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

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Authors & Affiliations

Balaji Ommurugan
Post graduate , Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical college , Manipal university , Manipal.
India

Laxminarayana Kurady Bairy
Professor and chairperson, Department of pharmacology, RAK college of medical sciences, RAK medical and health science university, Ras Al Khaimah UAE.
India

Amita Priya
Post graduate , Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical college , Manipal university , Manipal.
India

Joseph Thomas
Professor, Department of Medical oncology, Kasturba Medical college , Manipal university , Manipal.
India

Navin Patil
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical college , Manipal university , Manipal.
India


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