Real cause of high level of urinary beta 2-microglobulin after renal transplantation.

  title={Real cause of high level of urinary beta 2-microglobulin after renal transplantation.},
  author={Juergen Steinhoff and Konstantin Sack},
  volume={65 3},
Dr. Jürgen Steinhoff, Klinik für Innere Medizin, Medizinische Universität zu Lübeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, D-23538 Lübeck (FRG) Dear Sir, In their article “What is the true cause of high level urinary ß2-microglobulin after renal transplantation’, Nishi et al. [8] did not mention cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection as a reason for urinary ß2-microglobulin (U-ß2-MG) excretion. As reported by Bäckman et al. [1], CMV infections are known to cause high serum levels of ß2-MG. Because this protein has a… CONTINUE READING


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