Carbamazepine-induced interstitial pneumonitis in a lung transplant patient

Respir Med. 2006 Sep;100(9):1660-2. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2005.12.011. Epub 2006 Mar 2.


A 19-year-old female lung transplant recipient developed peripheral eosinophilia and interstitial infiltrates on chest radiograph shortly after commencing carbamazepine. A lung biopsy was consistent with interstitial pneumonitis and following withdrawal of the drug and treatment with steroids her symptoms resolved. This is the first described case of carbamezipine-induced pneumonitis in the lung transplant population.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anticonvulsants / adverse effects*
  • Carbamazepine / adverse effects*
  • Cystic Fibrosis / surgery
  • Female
  • Graft Rejection / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Interstitial / chemically induced*
  • Lung Transplantation*


  • Anticonvulsants
  • Carbamazepine