additional morbidity and mortality


Senior Member
I understand "as a cause of additional morbidity and mortality" as "as a cause of making morbidity and mortality worse."

Am I on the right track?

Initially regarded as having similar outcomes to ABO-compatible renal transplantation (ABOc-rTx), 2 more recent registry reports have suggested otherwise. 3 Recipients require pre-operative desensitisation usually achieved with a combination of antibody removal and B-cell depleting therapies in conjunction with potent immunosuppression. This intense immunosuppression, although effective, remains a substantial concern as a cause of additional morbidity and mortality.

Source: The Lancet
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    It would probably make more sense to understand the phrase as meaning "as a cause of any other instances of morbidity and mortality."
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