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      Renal Transplantation in Patients with Microscopic Polyarteritis and Antimyeloperoxidase Antibodies: Report of Three Cases

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          This paper reports on 3 patients on renal dialysis for crescentic glomerulonephritis associated with microscopic polyarteritis (MPA) and antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies specific for myeloperoxidase (MPO-ANCAs). They successfully underwent renal transplantation from a cadaver donor 6-63 months after the onset of the disease, despite the persistence of antibodies at high titer. A triple immunosuppressive regimen including steroids, cyclosporin and azathioprine was used. One patient underwent transplantectomy for surgical complications 3 months later, while the serum creatinine was 2.0 mg/ dl (178 μmol/l): the remainder have a well-functioning graft after 21 and 38 months, no clinical sign of disease recurrence, and a MPO titer within the normal range. We conclude that MPA patients can undergo renal transplantation even if ANCAs persist at a high titer in the circulation.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1996
          1996
          18 December 2008
          : 72
          : 1
          : 82-85
          Affiliations
          Institute of Nephrology, St. Orsola University Hospital, Bologna, Italy
          Article
          188811 Nephron 1996;72:82–85
          10.1159/000188811
          8903866
          © 1996 S. Karger AG, Basel

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