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      Alport’s Syndrome: Risk of Glomerulonephritis Induced by Anti-Glomerular-Basement-Membrane Antibody after Renal Transplantation

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          Two patients with Alport’s syndrome developed glomerulonephritis induced by anti-glomerular-basement-membrane (anti-GBM) antibody after renal transplantation. One patient presented at 5 months after transplantation the second patient 18 months after transplantation. Both grafts failed and the patients returned to dialysis. Our observations suggest that the patients with Alports’s syndrome are at risk of developing anti-GBM antibody type glomerulonephritis in the transplanted kidney. This does not occur in the early period after transplantation, probably because of heavy immunosuppression.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1988
          1988
          09 December 2008
          : 50
          : 1
          : 34-38
          Affiliations
          aDepartments of Medicine, Surgery and Pathology University of Cincinnati Medical Center; bDivision of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
          Article
          185113 Nephron 1988;50:34–38
          10.1159/000185113
          3050571
          © 1988 S. Karger AG, Basel

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