Journal article

Acute Fibrinoid Organizing Pneumonia after Lung Transplantation

Miranda Paraskeva, Catriona McLean, Samantha Ellis, Michael Bailey, Trevor Williams, Bronwyn Levvey, Gregory I Snell, Glen P Westall

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine | AMER THORACIC SOC | Published : 2013

Abstract

RATIONALE: The barrier to long-term success after lung transplantation is the development of chronic lung allograft dysfunction. As the experience with lung transplantation accrues, it has become increasingly apparent that not all chronic allograft dysfunction is consistent with the traditionally recognized small-airway histological process of obliterative bronchiolitis (OB). OBJECTIVES: To identify and describe chronic allograft dysfunction that is not consistent with the well-described bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome and to further characterize a novel histopathological process, acute fibrinoid organizing pneumonia (AFOP), that has led invariably to respiratory decline and death after lu..

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