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Chronic lung allograft dysfunction: light at the end of the tunnel?

08:00 EDT 1st April 2019 | BioPortfolio

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Chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) has been recently introduced as an umbrella-term encompassing all forms of chronic pulmonary function decline posttransplant with bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome and restrictive allograft syndrome as the most important subtypes. Differential diagnosis and management, however, remains complicated.

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Name: Current opinion in organ transplantation
ISSN: 1531-7013
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