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Blood test shows promise for early detection of severe lung-transplant rejection
eMediNexus,  27 January 2019
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Researchers have developed a simple blood test, which relies on DNA sequencing that can detect when a newly transplanted lung is being rejected by a patient, even when no outward signs of the rejection are evident. The test could make it possible for doctors to intervene faster to prevent or slow down so-called chronic rejection—which is severe, irreversible, and often deadly—in those first critical months after lung transplantation. Researchers believe this same test might also be useful for monitori
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