A Patient with Everolimus-Associated Pneumonitis

Christopher D. Intemannand1, Gerhard W. Goerres2, *
1 Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, Departments of Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
2 Institute for Medical Radiology, Buergerspital Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland

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Interstitial pneumonitis has been observed as adverse effect in patients under immunosuppressive treatment with Sirolimus. Everolimus is the successor of Sirolimus and complications are less known. We report a case of pneumonitis that was observed in a patient with a kidney transplant and immunosuppression by Everolimus. The patient recovered after Everolimus was suspended, suggesting that it causes interstitial pneumonitis similar to Sirolimus