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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 157-165

Immunosuppression in lung transplantation: Changing perspectives


1 Institute of Heart and Lung Transplant, KIMS Hospital, Secunderabad, Telangana; Department of Heart and Lung Transplant, Gleneagles Global Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Institute of Heart and Lung Transplant, KIMS Hospital, Secunderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Unmil Shah
Heart and Lung Transplant Institute, KIMS Hospitals, Minister Road, Begumpet, Secunderabad, Telangana - 500 003
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijot.ijot_98_20

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Lung transplantation is a definitive treatment option for select end-stage lung disease patients. Post lung transplantation, immunosuppression plays a significant role in a successful outcome. Rejection and infection are commonly encountered where immunosuppression plays an important role. Many immunosuppressive strategies have been designed and their protocols might vary from center to center. This review will focus on these perspectives as well as emerging perspectives during COVID times.


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