Chronic humoral rejection: identification of antibody-mediated chronic renal allograft rejection by C4d deposits in peritubular capillaries.

The pathogenesis of chronic renal allograft rejection (CR) remains obscure. The hypothesis that a subset of CR is mediated by antidonor antibody was tested by determining whether C4d is deposited in peritubular capillaries (PTC) and whether it correlates with circulating antidonor antibodies. All cases (from January 1, 1990, to July 31, 1999) that met… CONTINUE READING