Respiratory ciliary function in bone marrow recipients

  title={Respiratory ciliary function in bone marrow recipients},
  author={Wing-yan Au and Julie Ho and AK Lie and Jie Sun and Ling Zheng and Ruixing Liang and Wwt Lam and KW Tsang},
  journal={Bone Marrow Transplantation},
Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) recipients, particularly those with chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), suffer from respiratory tract problems, including bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) and recurrent lower respiratory tract infections. Minute cilia beat continuously on the surface of respiratory mucosa, and this beating maintains the sterility of the lower respiratory tract. Dysfunction of respiratory cilia could lead to development of recurrent respiratory tract infections, which are… CONTINUE READING