Table 1 Iron studies in human lung transplant patients.

CF, cystic fibrosis; IPF, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; ND, not detected; BAL, bronchoalveolar fluid.

Age (years)DiagnosisTime
posttransplant
(weeks)
# Cells iron stain positive/biopsyBAL iron
content
(μg/liter)
InfectionRejection grade
TransplantRecipient
27CF58221431.4Pseudomonas
aeruginosa
A0
53IPF11814929353.4NDA0
35CF1065434430.5NDA1
67IPF2334740279.3P. aeruginosaA2
21CF812723550.9Enterobacter
cloacae
A1