Acute Rejection, Lung

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General Principles

  • Of the solid organ transplants, the lung is the most immunogenic organ.
  • The majority of patients have at least one episode of acute rejection. Multiple episodes of acute rejection predispose to the development of chronic rejection (bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome).
  • Lung transplant rejection occurs frequently and most commonly in the first few months after transplantation.

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General Principles

  • Of the solid organ transplants, the lung is the most immunogenic organ.
  • The majority of patients have at least one episode of acute rejection. Multiple episodes of acute rejection predispose to the development of chronic rejection (bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome).
  • Lung transplant rejection occurs frequently and most commonly in the first few months after transplantation.

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