Preemptive plasmapheresis and recurrence of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in pediatric renal transplantation.

@article{Gonzalez2011PreemptivePA,
  title={Preemptive plasmapheresis and recurrence of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in pediatric renal transplantation.},
  author={E Sergio Gonzalez and Robert B. Ettenger and Pornpimol Rianthavorn and Eileen W. Tsai and Mohammed H Malekzadeh},
  journal={Pediatric transplantation},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={
          495-501
        }
}
  FSGS has a high recurrence rate after renal transplantation. To examine the effects of the use of preemptive and post-transplant PP on recurrence and graft outcome, we conducted a retrospective study on 34 pediatric patients (mean age 13±5 yr) with biopsy-proven pretransplant FSGS and who underwent a renal transplantation between 1996 and 2007. Recurrence was defined as a serum albumin level of <3.0g/L in the presence of nephrotic-range proteinuria (>40mg/m(2) /h). Total response to PP… CONTINUE READING
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