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      Living-Related-Donor Kidney Transplantation Outcome in Recipients with Primary Focal-Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

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          We studied the outcome of renal transplantation in 30 patients with primary focal-segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and in 30 controls in whom renal failure was secondary to nonglomerular renal diseases. All patients received living-related-donor kidneys, and the majority had one-haplotype HLA matching. Within the follow-up period, the mean serum creatinine values were significantly higher in FSGS recipients as compared with the control group (p = 0.02). However, the frequency of acute rejection episodes and the mean blood pressure values were not significantly different between the two groups. There was a tendency of a higher incidence of proteinuria among FSGS recipients in comparison with the controls. Moreover, nephrotic-range proteinuria occurred only in 3 recipients of the FSGS group. Recurrence of FSGS was morphologically documented in 2 recipients 7 and 18 months, respectively, after transplantation. It is concluded that FSGS as the primary disease has a negligible impact on the living-related-donor kidney transplantation in the Egyptian population. Therefore, this disease should not discourage transplantation for this group of patients.

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          Journal
          AJN
          Am J Nephrol
          10.1159/issn.0250-8095
          American Journal of Nephrology
          S. Karger AG
          0250-8095
          1421-9670
          1999
          February 1999
          22 March 1999
          : 19
          : 1
          : 55-59
          Affiliations
          Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
          Article
          13426 Am J Nephrol 1999;19:55–59
          10.1159/000013426
          10085451
          © 1999 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Figures: 3, Tables: 5, References: 19, Pages: 5
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