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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Abstract

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
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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