Published in Blood Weekly, July 13th, 2006
According to recent review in the journal Transplantation, "The paradigm that chronic rejection causes all progressive late allograft failure has been replaced by a hypothesis of cumulative damage, where a series of time-dependent immune and nonimmune mechanisms injure the kidney and lead to chronic interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy, representing a final common pathway of injury and its consequent fibrotic healing response. Allograft...
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