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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 995-997
Impact of ethnicity, donor status and HLA matching on renal allograft survival: A single center study

Department of Transplant Biology and Stem Cell, Global Hospitals, Lakdi-ka-Pool, Hyderabad (A.P.), India

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Lakshmi Kiran Chelluri
Transplant Biology and Stem Cell, Global Hospitals, Lakdi-ka-Pool, Hyderabad 500 004 (A.P.)
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 19861859

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The role of histocompatibility testing in renal transplantation is passing through an immense debate on its utility in predicting long-term graft survival. The current study, which includes fifty-one patients with end-stage renal disease, aims at evaluating the impact of the HLA matching in live related donor (LRD) (parents, siblings and near relatives) and live unrelated donor (LURD) transplants on one year graft survival rates, in a single center. Patients were followed-up for one-year after renal transplantation and observed for renal complications inclu­ding infections and rejection. The incidence of acute rejection episodes was found to be lower in LRD transplantation complying with many reports published so far. HLA matching was found to be beneficial in obtaining better graft function and one-year graft survival rate. The current study found that patients from Far East of India have lower graft survival rates as against patients from other regions of the country. India, with its vast racial distribution, has a need to look into the ethnic variation and its impact on allograft survival.

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