Cytological monitoring of peripheral blood, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, and transbronchial biopsy specimens during acute rejection and cytomegalovirus infection in lung and heart--lung allograft recipients.

@article{Tikkanen2001CytologicalMO,
  title={Cytological monitoring of peripheral blood, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, and transbronchial biopsy specimens during acute rejection and cytomegalovirus infection in lung and heart--lung allograft recipients.},
  author={Jussi M. Tikkanen and Karl B. Lemstr{\"o}m and Merja Halme and S T Pakkala and Eero I Taskinen and Petri K. Koskinen},
  journal={Clinical transplantation},
  year={2001},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={77-88}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES Acute rejection and cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection are important complications after lung and heart--lung transplantation. We sought to investigate whether acute rejection and CMV infection demonstrated as CMV antigenemia had an effect on the cell profiles of peripheral blood (PB), bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BAL-F), or TBB histology. PATIENTS AND DESIGN In this prospective study, composition of cells in PB, BAL-F, and TBB samples from 20 lung or heart-lung transplantation… CONTINUE READING

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