Prolonged aPTT after kidney transplantation due to transient lupus anticoagulants.

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BACKGROUND After kidney transplantation, a renal biopsy may be needed to elucidate the reasons for lack of graft function. If the activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) is prolonged, the biopsy will often be postponed, as increased risk of bleeding must be expected. However, aPTT prolongation is not always due to lack of coagulation factors, but can… (More)

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