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Treating rejection in organ transplants

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Last updated:10th Aug 2020
Published:10th Aug 2020
Source: Medthority
Over 139,000 transplants are estimated to take place every year, but what treatments are available if these organs are rejected? Discover the range of therapies currently available and in clinical trials for the treatment of transplant rejection in liver, kidney, heart and lung transplants.
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