Mucosal fibrosis in intestinal transplant biopsies correlates positively with the development of chronic rejection.

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Endoscopic biopsies of intestinal allografts are limited to the superficial layers of the bowel. We investigated whether the presence of mucosal fibrosis in graft biopsies was indicative of chronic allograft rejection. We examined graft biopsies of 182 intestinal transplant recipients for the presence of mucosal fibrosis. Kaplan-Meier analysis showed that… (More)

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@article{Tryphonopoulos2006MucosalFI, title={Mucosal fibrosis in intestinal transplant biopsies correlates positively with the development of chronic rejection.}, author={Panagiotis Tryphonopoulos and Debbie Weppler and Satoshi Nishida and Tomohiro Kato and D. M. Levi and Gennaro Selvaggi and J Moon and Juan R. Madariaga and Jennifer Delagarza and Andreas G. Tzakis and Phillip Ruiz}, journal={Transplantation proceedings}, year={2006}, volume={38 6}, pages={1685-6} }