Autoimmune Conditions Not Linked to Worse Lung Transplant Outcomes

Autoimmune Conditions Not Linked to Worse Lung Transplant Outcomes

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Autoimmune Conditions Not Linked to Worse Lung Transplant Outcomes

People with autoimmune diseases such as sarcoidosis are not at higher risk of worse outcomes following lung or heart-lung transplants compared with people without such diseases, a new single-center study shows. The findings that autoimmune patients fare as well as others following such transplants refute the long standard approach to withhold lung transplants from these patients due to concerns of post-transplant complications. “All patients with an autoimmune disease that is causing severe lung damage who…

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