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An Unwelcome Guest: Aspergillus Colonization in Lung Transplantation and Its Association with Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome

Division of Lung Biology, NIEHS, RTP, NC.
American Journal of Transplantation (Impact Factor: 6.19). 07/2009; 9(8):1705-6. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2009.02709.x
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