Open lung biopsy (OLB) to diagnose pulmonary complications (PC) after high dose chemotherapy (HDC) and allogeneic stem cell transplant (ASCT).

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6646 Background: HDC and ASCT often lead to infectious and non-infectious PC. Non-infectious PC includes interstitial pneumonitis, bronchiolitis obliterans (BO), BO with organizing pneumonia (BOOP), and diffuse alveolar hemorrhage. Patients (pts.) often undergo bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and transbronchial biopsy (TBB) to establish a… (More)

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