Features of acute rejection that increase risk for chronic rejection.

@article{Humar1999FeaturesOA,
  title={Features of acute rejection that increase risk for chronic rejection.},
  author={Abhi Humar and Stephen R. Kerr and Kristen J. Gillingham and Arthur J. Matas},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={1999},
  volume={68 8},
  pages={1200-3}
}
BACKGROUND Acute rejection (AR) has been shown to be a significant risk factor for chronic rejection (CR) in kidney transplant recipients, yet many recipients with AR do not progress to CR. The purpose of this study was to determine if certain AR episodes are associated with a worse prognosis. METHODS The study group consisted of 279 kidney transplant recipients, all treated for a single episode of biopsy-proven AR. All AR episodes were initially treated with steroids; steroid-resistant… CONTINUE READING