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Post-transplant glomerulonephritis

Gopal Basu, Anjali Mohapatra, Chakko K. Jacob, Veerasamy Tamilarasi, George T. John

Authors information
  • Gopal Basu
    Department of Nephrology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. drbasug@yahoo.co.in
  • Anjali Mohapatra
    Department of Nephrology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.
  • Chakko K. Jacob
    Department of Nephrology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.
  • Veerasamy Tamilarasi
    Department of Nephrology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.
  • George T. John
    Department of Renal Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Queensland, Australia.

Abstract


Post-transplant glomerulonephritis (PTGN) is the third most common cause of late allograft loss. This could be classified into recurrent or de novo PTGN. The prevalence of PTGN is about 6-8%. There are several challenges with the diagnosis of PTGN. In addition, these diseases are not common, mostly described in case reports, case series and registry analysis. The reports vary in their definitions and approach to diagnosis. There is no high quality evidence for management of these conditions. This review focuses on summarizing the current evidence on the prevalence, clinical features, risk factors and management of PTGN

Keywords


posttransplant glomerulonephritis, renal transplantation, recurrent glomerulonephritis, de novo glomerulonephritis, graft survival

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Submitted: 2011-09-04 23:41:03
Published: 2012-02-13 15:03:15
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