A 42-Year-Old Woman With Anemia, Shock, and Ischemic Stroke After Lung Transplantation

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A 42-year-old woman with mixed connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease underwent bilateral lung transplantation. She had an uneventful surgery and was extubated 3 h later. Induction immunosuppression therapy included methylprednisolone 500 mg intraoperatively, basiliximab (anti-IL-2 monoclonal antibody) on days 0 and 4 after transplantation, and methylprednisolone 125 mg intravenously bid for 2 days following surgery. Maintenance immunosuppression therapy consisted of prednisone 20 mg daily, mycophenolate mofetil 750 mg bid, and enteral tacrolimus 0.5 mg bid. Both the donor and the recipient were seropositive for cytomegalovirus. Infectious disease prophylaxis consisted of valganciclovir, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, and voriconazole.

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