Use of C4d as a diagnostic adjunct in lung allograft biopsies
Lymphoma, T-Cell, Cutaneous
In the context of acute rejection, C4d deposition correlates with clinical evidence of rejection and the degree of humoral rejection assessed pathologically; there is no association with the presence of histocompatibility related antibodies. It is a more specific predictor of allograft status compared to other immunoreactants. C4d deposition within the bronchial wall is a feature of BOS and hence may be used as a marker of chronic graft dysfunction. The antigenic target resulting in C4d deposition may not be histocompatibility related.