Cytomegalovirus replication within the lung allograft is associated with bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome

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Early studies reported cytomegalovirus (CMV) pneumonitis as a risk factor for development of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) following lung transplantation. While improvements in antiviral prophylaxis have resulted in a decreased incidence of CMV pneumonitis, molecular diagnostic techniques allow diagnosis of subclinical CMV replication in the allograft.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2190 - 2196
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Transplantation
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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