African-American renal transplant recipients experience decreased risk of death due to infection: possible implications for immunosuppressive strategies.

@article{MeierKriesche2000AfricanAmericanRT,
  title={African-American renal transplant recipients experience decreased risk of death due to infection: possible implications for immunosuppressive strategies.},
  author={Herwig-Ulf Meier-Kriesche and Akinlolu O. Ojo and John C. Magee and Diane M. Cibrik and Julie A Hanson and Alan Leichtman and Bruce Kaplan},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2000},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={375-9}
}
INTRODUCTION African-American renal transplant recipients tend to experience more acute rejection episodes and have shorter graft survival than Caucasian renal transplant recipients. Various factors have been posited to be responsible for this difference, including relative under immunosuppression. We reasoned that by looking at the balance of acute rejections versus death due to infection, we could ascertain whether African-American renal recipients might have more reserve to tolerate an… CONTINUE READING

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