Pinpoint targeted immunosuppression: anti-CD20/MMF desensitization with anti-CD25 in successful ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation without splenectomy.

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BACKGROUND In Japan, ABO-incompatible (ABO-I) kidney transplantation began in 1989; these transplantations have flourished because of the lack of cadaveric donors, and more than 600 cases were performed up to 2004. Splenectomy has been considered to be necessary for successful ABO-I kidney transplantation, and the majority of pre-conditioning protocols… (More)

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