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Treatment of adenoviral pneumonitis with intravenous ribavirin and immunoglobulin.
  1. I Sabroe,
  2. J McHale,
  3. D R Tait,
  4. W A Lynn,
  5. K N Ward,
  6. S Shaunak
  1. Department of Infectious Diseases and Bacteriology, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London, UK.


    A 67 year old woman developed a severe adenoviral pneumonitis whilst receiving immunosuppressive therapy. She showed clinical and radiological evidence of a response to treatment with nebulised and intravenous ribavirin and intravenous pooled normal human immunoglobulin. To our knowledge this is the first time that such a therapeutic approach has been used in the treatment of a condition which normally carries a very high mortality.

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