The influence of preexistent anti-HLA-DR antibodies on the outcome of the graft has been retrospectively evaluated in 165 cadaver-kidney first transplants. All the patients considered had been transfused and homogeneously shared about two HLA-A, -B identities with their kidney donors. The outcomes of the grafts in the long run were significantly worse in patients with preexistent anti-HLA-DR lymphocytotoxic antibodies, either associated with anti-HLA-A, -B, -C or alone.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1979|
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