Human leukocyte antigen compatibility in heart-lung transplantation.

Abstract

The relationship of heart-lung allograft-related death and obliterative bronchiolitis (OB) to human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matching was studied in 40 consecutive heart-lung transplant patients operated on between March 1981 and September 1986. Mismatch was defined as an antigen present in the donor but not in the recipient. Patients with only one antigen… (More)

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