Rhesus immunization after renal transplantation.

  title={Rhesus immunization after renal transplantation.},
  author={Virginia Quan and Lynn Kemp and Annette Payne and Peter Antony Andrews and Steven H Sacks},
  volume={61 1},
Previous reports, before the advent of cyclosporine, suggest that the small amount of blood transplanted with a kidney can result in rhesus D (RhD) antibody production. We looked for retrospective and current evidence of primary RhD antibody production following renal transplantation in RhD-negative recipients of an RhD-positive kidney. Of 42 patients, all on triple immunosuppressive therapy, 2 (5%) were found to have an RhD antibody identified for the first time after transplantation. As the… CONTINUE READING