Sensitization to human leukocyte antigen before and after the introduction of erythropoietin.


INTRODUCTION Antibodies directed against human leukocyte antigens (HLAs) impact adversely on renal transplantation. Measures aimed at preventing such antibody formation are thus important. The introduction of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEpo) has permitted the reduction of blood transfusion in patients with chronic renal failure. The impact of… (More)