Perivascular inflammation in pulmonary infections: implications for the diagnosis of lung rejection.

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Transbronchial lung biopsy is rapidly becoming the procedure of choice for diagnosing lung rejection, and diagnostic criteria are evolving. The presence of perivascular lymphocytic infiltrates has been stated to be sufficient for this diagnosis, although the specificity of this histologic finding has not been determined. In a review of 42 cases of… (More)

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