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is it possible for pneumonia to be cured by a lung transplant?

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Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Yes --but never done: Pneumonia is an infection or inflammation of the lung tissue. While a transplant would cure it (depending on type), if you don't treat the underlying cause -- it will just affect the newly transplanted organ also. This is not a good use of a very scarce resource.
Answered on Mar 27, 2014
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