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...la circunstancia de coincidir el órgano diana y el órgano transplantado

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10:51 Feb 18, 2009
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / surgical/transplants
Spanish term or phrase: ...la circunstancia de coincidir el órgano diana y el órgano transplantado
Las infecciones representan un reto en el seguimiento del paciente receptor de un transplante. La inmunosupresión obligada supone un mayor riesgo de infecciones bacterianas, víricas y fúngicas, la mayor respiratorias. En el trasplante pulmonar se da la circunstancia de coincidir el órgano diana y el órgano trasplantado, con el consiguiente peligro de rechazo de dicho órgano.

OK, the text is about treating a fungal infection in a lung transplant recipient. My question is about "... se da la circunstancia de coincidir..." Surely in all organ transplants the donor organ must match... Also it is a bilateral transplant, so it's not like the donor organ has to match an existing lung... what am I missing here?

Help greatly appreciated, particularly from those with knowledge of the field.

TIA, MJ
MJ Barber
Spain
Local time: 00:20
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