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Pulmonary granulomas in a patient on MER therapy.
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PMID:  610059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient with metastatic melanoma developed symmetric miliary infiltrates of the lungs while receiving injections of MER into tumor containing lymph nodes of the groin. Open lung biopsy identified the pulmonary lesions as caseating epithelioid granulomas. After cessation of MER therapy, the pulmonary lesions regressed spontaneously. The possible etiology of this so-far-unreported complication of MER therapy was briefly discussed.
J Lundy; I Damjanov; M Ballow; M Henken; M S Mitchell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Yale journal of biology and medicine     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0044-0086     ISO Abbreviation:  Yale J Biol Med     Publication Date:    1977 Nov-Dec
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Created Date:  1978-05-08     Completed Date:  1978-05-08     Revised Date:  2012-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417414     Medline TA:  Yale J Biol Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  665-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
BCG Vaccine / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Granuloma / etiology*,  immunology
Lung Diseases / etiology*,  immunology
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
0/BCG Vaccine

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Journal ID (nlm-ta): Yale J Biol Med
ISSN: 0044-0086
ISSN: 1551-4056
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Print publication date: Season: Nov?Dec Year: 1977
Volume: 50 Issue: 6
First Page: 665 Last Page: 668
ID: 2595565
PubMed Id: 610059
PubMed Id: 610059

Pulmonary Granulomas in a Patient on MER Therapy
Joel Lundy
Ivan Damjanov
Mark Ballow
Marvin Henken
Malcolm S. Mitchell

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