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Bone Marrow Transplantation

About 50% of patients after bone marrow transplantation will develop lung complications.  Often this is in the form of infections that develop in the lung, but other times it is a side effect of chemotherapy or radiation therapy give before transplantation.  One very serious complication is when graft versus host disease targets the lung and results in bronchiolitis obliterans.  This is a progressive disease that results in airflow obstruction similar to emphysema.  

Dr. Karen Wood specializes in pulmonary complications of bone marrow transplantation and has an active clinical trial monitoring individuals after bone marrow transplantation and watching for the development of lung disease.