Successful renal transplantation in patients with chronic granulomatous disease.

Journal Article

Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a genetic disease caused by structural mutations in the enzyme NADPH oxidase that results in severe immunodeficiency. End-stage renal disease occurs in this patient population, and is often attributed to the necessary use of nephrotoxic anti-infectives. In this report, we present the experiences of two centers in transplantation of three patients with CGD: one transplanted with CGD, one cured of his CGD with bone marrow transplantation who subsequently underwent kidney transplantation and one that received a kidney transplant prior to being cured of CGD via a sequential peripheral blood stem cell transplant (SCT). All three recipients have enjoyed excellent outcomes. Their courses demonstrate the absolute requirements for a multidisciplinary and compulsive approach before, during and after transplantation. These case reports also highlight the unexpectedly benign effects of immunosuppressive therapy in this patient population.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bolanowski, A; Mannon, RB; Holland, SM; Malech, HL; Aschan, J; Palmblad, J; Hale, DA; Kirk, AD

Published Date

  • March 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 636 - 639

PubMed ID

  • 16468977

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16468977

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1600-6135

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2006.01232.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States