Long-term outcomes of kidney transplant recipients with end-stage kidney disease attributed to presumed/advanced glomerulonephritis or unknown cause.
Wai H Lim, Germaine Wong, Stephen P McDonald, Aron Chakera, Grant Luxton, Nicole M Isbel, Helen L Pilmore, Tom Barbour, Peter Hughes, Steven J Chadban
Sci Rep | Published : 2018
People with biopsy-proven glomerulonephritis (GN) as their cause of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) who undergo kidney transplantation incur significant risk of recurrent GN-related graft failure, but the risk in recipients with ESKD where GN was suspected but not biopsy proven (presumed/advanced GN) and when the cause of ESKD is unknown remains uncertain. Using the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant registry, we examined the associations between primary kidney transplant recipients whose ESKD was attributed to: 1) commonly-recurring GN (i.e. IgA nephropathy, membranoproliferative GN, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and membranous GN), 2) presumed/advanced GN, and 3) cause ..View full abstract