Azathioprine-associated pulmonary dysfunction

Michael Joseph Krowka, R. I. Breuer, T. J. Kehoe

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We present a case of azathioprine-associated alveolitis diagnosed by gallium-67 scanning and transbronchial biopsy. The patient denied respiratory symptoms, exhibited spiking fevers, and had normal chest roentgenograms. Allopurinol inhibition of azathioprine metabolism may have been a contributing factor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)696-698
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Krowka, M. J., Breuer, R. I., & Kehoe, T. J. (1983). Azathioprine-associated pulmonary dysfunction. Chest, 83(4), 696-698.