Outcome and Challenges of Kidney Transplant in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease

@inproceedings{Okafor2013OutcomeAC,
  title={Outcome and Challenges of Kidney Transplant in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease},
  author={Umezurike Hughes Okafor and Eddy Ikemefuna Aneke},
  booktitle={Journal of transplantation},
  year={2013}
}
Sickle cell nephropathy is a common presentation in patients with sickle cell disease. End-stage kidney disease is the most severe presentation of sickle cell nephropathy in terms of morbidity and mortality. Sickle cell disease patients with end-stage kidney disease are amenable to renal replacement therapy including kidney transplant. Kidney transplant in these patients has been associated with variable outcome with recent studies reporting short- and long-term outcomes comparable to that of… CONTINUE READING

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