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Long Term Follow-Up of ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplantation—A Study from India

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1102544, PP. 1-5

Subject Areas: Nephrology

Keywords: ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplantation, India, Long Term

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Background: There is a need to do ABO incompatible kidney transplantation in a country like India where deceased donor transplantation is not common. More than 90% transplantations are done with living donors. Although short term results have been reported from 4 centers, there is paucity of data on long term follow-up of such patients. Methods: The data of 18 patients who had undergone ABO incompatible transplantation exceeding a follow-up of 12 months up to 66 months were analyzed. It was compared with the data of compatible kidney transplantation during the same period. Results: In both the groups, there was a similar incidence of urinary tract infection and gastroenteritis with complete recovery. Tuberculosis was successfully treated in 2 patients who had undergone ABO incompatible transplantation. The graft function was excellent with an average follow-up period of 38.2 months. There was no patient mortality during the follow-up period. Conclusion: The long term outcome of ABO incompatible kidney transplantation is similar to compatible kidney transplantation despite the increased incidence of short term complications.

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Ravichandran, R. and Kannan, S. (2016). Long Term Follow-Up of ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplantation—A Study from India. Open Access Library Journal, 3, e2544. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1102544.

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