Value of open lung biopsy in immunocompromised children.

  title={Value of open lung biopsy in immunocompromised children.},
  author={Dr Claudia Stefanutti and Luis F. Morais and Jean Christophe Fournet and Dominique Jan and Jean Casanova and Pierre Scheinmann and Jacques de Blic},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={137 2},
OBJECTIVES To determine the value of open lung biopsy (OLB) in terms of diagnosis, morbidity, mortality, and benefits in immunocompromised children with pulmonary involvement. STUDY DESIGN We retrospectively reviewed 36 OLBs performed in 32 immunocompromised children between 1985 and 1998. Seventeen biopsies were performed in patients with primary immunodeficiency syndromes and 19 in patients with secondary immunodeficiency syndromes. Twenty-eight biopsies were performed because of a lack of… CONTINUE READING

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