HLA matching enhances long-term renal graft survival but does not relate to acute rejection.


Forty patients with end-stage chronic renal failure received living donor renal grafts, matched at more than 1 HLA haplotype, over the last 25 years. Of these grafts, 33 were first and 7 were second grafts. All recipients received prophylactic corticosteroids. Thirty-four also received prophylactic azathioprine, and 6, prophylactic cyclosporine. Acute… (More)


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