Donor-specific antibodies after pediatric liver transplantation: a cross-sectional study of 50 patients.

@article{Kivel2016DonorspecificAA,
  title={Donor-specific antibodies after pediatric liver transplantation: a cross-sectional study of 50 patients.},
  author={Jesper M. Kivel{\"a} and Silja Kosola and Juha P. Per{\"a}saari and Heikki M{\"a}kisalo and Hannu J Jalanko and Christer Holmberg and Mikko Petteri Pakarinen and Jouni Lauronen},
  journal={Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation},
  year={2016},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={494-505}
}
The role of donor-specific HLA antibodies (DSAs) after pediatric liver transplantation (LT) is inadequately established. We conducted a cross-sectional study on the prevalence of DSAs and their association with liver histology and biochemical variables after pediatric LT. Serum samples were drawn for HLA antibody analyses from 50 patients (76% of 66 eligible patients) operated on at age <18 years between 1987 and 2007 with a median of 10.0 (interquartile range 4.0-16.4) years after deceased… CONTINUE READING