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Philippe Camus, M.D.
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Antithymocyte globulin (ATG-ALG) - Antithymocyte immunoglobulin (ATI)
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Drug and radiation history
Drug singularity - Correct identification of the drug
Consistent timing of exposure v. onset of symptoms
Clinical, imaging, BAL, pathological pattern consistent with the specific drug
Careful exlusion of another cause
Remission of symptoms with removal of drug
Recurrence with rechallenge (rarely advisable)
More detailed checklist
Acute respiratory distress syndrome mimickers lacking common risk factors of the Berlin definition.
Antithymocyte globulin-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome after renal transplantation: a case report.
Antithymocyte globulin-induced acute lung injury during transplantation for aplastic anemia.
Acute respiratory distress syndrome after kidney transplantation: epidemiology, risk factors, and outcomes.
Transient pulmonary infiltrates during treatment with anti-thymocyte globulin.
ARDS following equine ATG therapy.
Adult respiratory distress syndrome related to antilymphocyte globulin therapy.