Necrotizing glomerulonephritis in a living donor kidney transplant recipient

Mariarosaria Campise, A. Tarantino, G. Banfi, C. Ponticelli

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The occurrence of a rapidly progressive necrotizing glomerulonephritis after kidney transplantation is exceptional and usually leads to graft failure. We describe a case of necrotizing glomerulonephritis that developed 5 months after renal transplantation in a patient suffering from prolonged bowel paralysis and sepsis. After reinforcement of corticosteroid therapy and introduction of cyclophosphamide, glomerulonephritis recovered. Cyclophosphamide was stopped after 2 months and replaced by azatioprine while prednisone was progressively reduced. Three years after transplantation the patient has a stable serum creatinine of 1.7 mg/dL and mild proteinuria. To the best of our knowledge this is the first case of recovery from a necrotizing glomerulonephritis in a renal transplant recipient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1368-1369
Number of pages2
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation


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