December 14, 2009

Recurrent Idiopathic Membranous Nephropathy: Early Diagnosis by Protocol Biopsies and Treatment with Anti-Cd20 Monoclonal Antibodies


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In this cohort study, protocol biopsies were performed on a group of renal transplant patients with membranous nephropathy as their original renal disease. Approximately 40% of patients developed histologic recurrence by 4 years post-transplant. Several patients were treated with rituximab, which resulted in improvements in proteinuria.

Renal Transplantation