June 10, 2009

Liver-kidney transplantation to cure atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome.


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Some cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome are due to genetic mutations rather than E.Coli O157:H7 infection, and are associated with a high risk of recurrence post-kidney transplant. This article summarizes the results of a consensus conference on treatment of these patients, including the use of a combined liver/kidney transplantation in the setting of ESRD to correct the complement abnormality responsible.

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