Posts Tagged ‘hypogammaglobulinemia’

October 30, 2012

Monitoring of Immunoglobulin Levels Identifies Kidney Transplant Recipients at High Risk of Infection


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Infections post-transplant are common, but it is difficult to predict which patients are most at risk. Hypogammaglobulinemia is a known risk factor for infection. In this prospective, single-center observational study, low immunoglobulin levels were common post-transplant, and correlated with an increased risk of infection. This study raises the question of whether such monitoring should become […]

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October 30, 2012

Monitoring of Immunoglobulin Levels Identifies Kidney Transplant Recipients at High Risk of Infection


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Up to one-third of transplant recipients can develop hypogammaglobulinemia. However, it is controversial whether the presence of hypogammaglobulinemia leads to an increased risk of infections. Further, many transplant centers do not do routine monitoring for this. The authors of this paper prospectively monitored 226 kidney transplant patients at 0, 1, 6 months post-transplant. At one […]

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October 30, 2012

Monitoring of Immunoglobulin Levels Identifies Kidney Transplant Recipients at High Risk of Infection


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Up to one-third of transplant recipients can develop hypogammaglobulinemia. However, it is controversial whether the presence of hypogammaglobulinemia leads to an increased risk of infections. Further, many transplant centers do not do routine monitoring for this. The authors of this paper prospectively monitored 226 kidney transplant patients at 0, 1, 6 months post-transplant. At one […]

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