Durability of Sirolimus for Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

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  • © 2017 Southern Society for Clinical Investigation Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a rare, multisystem disorder primarily affecting women of reproductive age, is characterized by cystic-appearing lung lesions, progressive loss of lung function, chylous effusions and renal angiomyolipomas. Sirolimus, an mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor, has been shown to stabilize lung function, reduce symptoms and resolve chylous effusions in the short term for patients with LAM. Herein, we report a premenopausal female with LAM who experienced complete and durable resolution of her chylothoraces with significant and sustained improvement in lung function on sirolimus.
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  • Martirossian A; Shah S; Carrete L; Valle J; Valentine V
  • Start Page

  • 603
  • End Page

  • 607
  • Volume

  • 354
  • Issue

  • 6