Evaluation of Acute Hematologic and Long-Term Pulmonary Toxicities of Radioimmunotherapy of Cryptococcus neoformans Infection in Murine Models

E. Dadachova, R. A. Bryan, A. Frenkel, T. Zhang, C. Apostolidis, S. Nosanchuk, J. D. Nosanchuk, A. Casadevall

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We evaluated acute hematological and long-term pulmonary toxicity of radioimmunotherapy in murine models of Cryptococcus neoformans infection. Activities up to 250 μCi were well tolerated by healthy A/JCr mice for 213Bi-18B7 and 188Re-18B7 monoclonal antibodies. In infected mice, doses up to 150 μCi produced only transient toxicity. The lungs of treated mice had no evidence of radiation fibrosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1004-1006
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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