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Principles of transplantation immunology

Ross S. Francis and Kathryn J. Wood

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.0505_update_001

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Principles of transplantation immunology

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Since the first successful transplant of a kidney between identical twins in 1955, transplantation has progressed from being an experimental procedure to a routine clinical therapy offering immense benefits for patients with organ failure, but the survival of transplanted organs remains limited by the body’s immune responses, and many of the complications of transplantation result from the crude nature of our attempts to suppress these....

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Subjects: Immunology

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