Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 559--563

Risk Factors of Erythrocytosis Post Renal Transplantation


Effat Razeghi1, Alireza Kaboli1, Mahboob Lessan Pezeshki2, Ali Pasha Meysamie3, Mohammad Reza Khatami2, Patricia Khashayar1 
1 Sina Hospital, Tehran, Iran
2 Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran, Iran
3 Social Medicine Division, Medical Sciences/University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Effat Razeghi
Urology Research Center, Sina Hospital, Imam Khomeini St. 11367-46911 Tehran
Iran

Post-transplant erythrocytosis (PTE) is characterized by persistently ele­vated hematocrit level 0 51%. This complication is reported to develop in 10-20% of renal allografts recipients, mostly 2 years after kidney transplantation. PTE is self-limited in 25% of the patients; however it may persist in patients with an increased susceptibility for thrombosis and potential fatal outcome. To evaluate the prevalence and risk factors of PTE in our center, we reviewed the records of 235 patients who received renal allografts from 1999 to 2004. Polycythemia was found in 45 (19%) patients. There was no significant correlation of polycythemia and age, history of hypertension, diabetes, pre­transplant hematocrit level, pre-transplant history of transfusion, graft«SQ»s function, and source of kidney. A significantly higher proportion of PTE patients were males, patients with history of polycystic kidney disease, and patients with glomerulonephritis. We conclude that PTE is an important complication of kidney transplantation. There are several risk factors that should be addressed to prevent this complication.


How to cite this article:
Razeghi E, Kaboli A, Pezeshki ML, Meysamie AP, Khatami MR, Khashayar P. Risk Factors of Erythrocytosis Post Renal Transplantation.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2008;19:559-563


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Razeghi E, Kaboli A, Pezeshki ML, Meysamie AP, Khatami MR, Khashayar P. Risk Factors of Erythrocytosis Post Renal Transplantation. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2008 [cited 2022 Sep 25 ];19:559-563
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