Cystatin C and creatinine after successful kidney transplantation in children.

@article{Boekenkamp1999CystatinCA,
  title={Cystatin C and creatinine after successful kidney transplantation in children.},
  author={Arend Boekenkamp and Nergiz Ozden and Christian Dieterich and Guy Schumann and JochenH. H. Ehrich and Johannes Brodehl},
  journal={Clinical nephrology},
  year={1999},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={
          371-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Serum creatinine is commonly used for the monitoring of allograft function following renal transplantation (RTX). Due to lower muscle mass, creatinine production rate is reduced in children, thus decreasing its sensitivity for the detection of allograft dysfunction. In children, the serum concentration of cystatin C, a low molecular weight protein of 13.3 kDa, reflects glomerular filtration rate independent of age, height and body composition. We, therefore, sought to assess the… CONTINUE READING

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