American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (AABIP) Statement on the Use of Bronchoscopy and Respiratory Specimen Collection in Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Infection

Published on Mar 18, 2020in Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology
· DOI :10.1097/LBR.0000000000000681
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