Monday, April 16, 2012

Recurrence from primary and secondary glomerulopathy after renal transplant

Glomerulonephritis is the primary cause of end-stage renal failure in 30–50% of kidney transplant recipients and recurrence of the initial disease is an important determinant of long-term graft outcome after transplantation. Although renal transplantation remains the best treatment option for patients with end stage renal diseases in most cases, diagnosis and management of recurrences of glomerulopathies are critical for the optimization and improvement of long-term kidney transplant graft survival and provide a unique opportunity to explore the pathogenesis of native kidney disease. This review aims to update knowledge for a large panel of recurrent primary and secondary glomerulonephritis after kidney transplantation, excluding diabetic nephropathy including primary focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis, membranous nephropathy, IgA nephropathy, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, lupus, vasculitis but also less usual secondary nephropathy related to sarcoidosis, AA and AL amyloidosis, monoclonal immunoglobulin deposition disease, and fibrillary glomerulonephritis (read more). Print this post

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