Kidney transplantation for treatment of end-stage kidney disease after haematopoietic stem cell transplantation: case series and literature review

the Japan Academic Consortium of Kidney Transplantation (JACK) Investigators

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Abstract

Background: The safety of kidney transplantation (KT) for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) after haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for haematological disease has not been investigated thoroughly. Methods: In this retrospective multicentre study, we investigated the clinical courses of six ESKD patients that received KT after HSCT for various haematological diseases. Data for six such patients were obtained from three institutions in our consortium. Results: Two patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia, one with refractory aplastic anaemia and another one with acute lymphocytic leukaemia received bone marrow transplantation. One patients with acute lymphocytic leukaemia received umbilical cord blood transplantation, and one with mantle cell lymphoma received peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. The patients developed ESKD at a median of 133 months after HSCT. Two patients who received KT and HSCT from the same donor were temporarily treated with immunosuppressive drugs. The other patients received KT and HSCT from different donors and were treated with antibody induction using our standard regimens. For one patient with ABO-incompatible transplantation, we added rituximab, splenectomy, and plasmapheresis. In the observational period at a median of 51 months after KT, only one patient experienced acute T-cell-mediated rejection. Four patients underwent hospitalization because of infection and fully recovered. No patient experienced recurrence of their original haematological disease. All patients survived throughout the observational periods, and graft functions were preserved. Conclusions: Despite the high infection frequency, survival rates and graft functions were extremely good in patients compared with previous studies. Therefore, current management contributed to favourable outcomes of these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-568
Number of pages8
JournalClinical and Experimental Nephrology
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Nephrology
  • Physiology (medical)

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