A renal allograft recipient with an epidermodysplasia-verruciformis-like syndrome was found to have human papillomavirus type 5 (HPV-5) in his benign warty lesions and HPV-5 DNA in two of his skin cancers. This finding points to a role for HPV-5 in skin oncogenesis in renal allograft recipients.
BACKGROUND To evaluate the impact of kidney transplantation on histopathological progression of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related liver disease. METHODS In a retrospective study, 28 HCV-positive renal transplant patients, who underwent two sequential liver biopsies with a mean of 7.1+/-4.0 years, were compared with 28 matched immunocompetent controls. … (More)
98 HBsAg-positive and 31 HBsAg-negative kidney recipients were compared to assess the effect of renal transplantation on chronic liver disease and vice versa. Diagnosis was based on analysis of liver biopsy specimens including semiquantitative evaluation of histological features of chronic hepatitis. Serial specimens were examined: chronic liver disease… (More)
Microchimerism after allogeneic organ transplantation may be a mechanism for induction of donor-specific graft acceptance. However, the frequency of chimerism and its relevance in long-term tolerance are uncertain. We studied 15 long-surviving (more than 20 years) cadaveric-kidney transplant recipients for the systemic presence of donor alleles with… (More)
In a group of azathioprine-treated patients whose renal allografts functioned immediately, 53 received prophylactic steroid treatment while 54 were given steroids only at the onset of the first renal failure. Three types of renal failure were identified, and their distribution in the patient groups was different, but the incidence of both reversible and… (More)
To see whether detection of antibodies against listeriolysin O (LLO) could be used to diagnose human listeriosis, sera from 28 patients infected with Listeria monocytogenes and 101 controls were tested by dot-blot titration with purified LLO. 27 patients (96.4%) with listeriosis produced specific anti-LLO. Anti-LLO was detected in 8 (15.6%) of 51 healthy… (More)
BACKGROUND Old studies reported a worse outcome for second transplant recipient (STR) than for first transplant recipient (FTR) mainly due to non-comparable populations with numbers confounding factors. More recent analysis, based on improved methodology by using multivariate regressions, challenged this generally accepted idea: the poor prognosis for STR… (More)