Accelerated atherosclerosis with apolipoprotein(a) and oxidized low-density lipoprotein deposition in acute rejection of transplanted kidney: analogous to atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory process affecting mainly elastic and muscular arteries. Although small arteries and arterioles are usually spared, atherosclerosis can occur in these small vasculatures for a very short period. Here we report a case of atherosclerosis-like lesions that occurred in a transplanted kidney showing acute accelerated… CONTINUE READING