Plasma exchange for recurrent nephrotic syndrome following renal transplantation

Joseph Läufer, Robert B. Ettenger, Winston G. Ho, Arthur H. Cohen, Jennifer L. Marik, Richard N. Fine

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Abstract

Patients with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FGS)* who develop end-stage renal disease are at risk for recurrence of the disease following renal transplantation. Recurrence of the nephrotic syndrome in renal allografts of two children with primary FGS was successfully controlled by plasma exchange. This report suggests that plasma exchange instituted early in the course of recurrent nephrotic syndrome may be beneficial in some patients with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome and FGS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540-542
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1988
Externally publishedYes

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