Heart Allograft Biopsy Interpretation

Figure 3. Acute rejection can be superimposed on ischemic/reperfusion injury. Note the large areas of myocyte dropout, that are typically seen with ischemic/reperfusion injury. Note also however, the presence of a significant mononuclear inflammatory infiltrate, that signals the presence of a co-existent acute rejection of moderate severity (IHLTS, Grade 3A).

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