The challenge of acute rejection in intestinal transplantation

E. Y. Yoshitoshi, A. Yoshizawa, E. Ogawa, M. Kaneshiro, N. Takada, S. Okamoto, Y. Fujimoto, S. Sakamoto, S. Masuda, M. Matsuura, Y. Nakase, T. Chiba, T. Tsuruyama, H. Haga, S. Uemoto

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Early diagnosis and treatment of acute cellular rejection (ACR) after intestinal transplantation (ITx) is challenging. We report the outcome of three patients: two presented mild ACR improved with steroids. One presented steroid-resistant severe rejection, improved after rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin (r-ATG), but unfortunately died for encephalitis caused by opportunistic infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)855-859
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric surgery international
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2012


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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Yoshitoshi, E. Y., Yoshizawa, A., Ogawa, E., Kaneshiro, M., Takada, N., Okamoto, S., ... Uemoto, S. (2012). The challenge of acute rejection in intestinal transplantation. Pediatric surgery international, 28(8), 855-859.