Pulmonary edema following administration of cytokines
Pulmonary edema following administration of cytokines is a rare cause of non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema. It has been reported to occur with various cytokines inclusive of Interleukin 2. The mechanism in the case of interleukin 2 it is thought to be related to an increase in pulmonary capillary permeability 2.
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