CD20+ lymphocytes in renal allografts are associated with poor graft survival in pediatric patients.

@article{Tsai2006CD20LI,
  title={CD20+ lymphocytes in renal allografts are associated with poor graft survival in pediatric patients.},
  author={Eileen W. Tsai and Pornpimol Rianthavorn and David Gjertson and William Dean Wallace and Elaine F Reed and Robert B. Ettenger},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2006},
  volume={82 12},
  pages={1769-73}
}
BACKGROUND The presence of CD20+ lymphocyte renal allograft infiltrates has been associated with steroid-resistant rejection and poor graft survival. We quantified the number of CD20+ lymphocytes in renal allograft biopsies and correlated the results with graft survival. We also determined the relationships between CD20+ lymphocytes and acute cellular rejection versus antibody-mediated rejection. METHODS We examined 45 biopsy samples from 31 pediatric patients biopsied for suspicion of… CONTINUE READING