Apparent recurrence of progressive systemic sclerosis in a renal allograft.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A young woman with progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS) and renal failure who received a renal transplant from her mother suffered accelerated loss of allograft function in the absence of hyperacute rejection or severe hypertension. A biopsy specimen and pathologic examination of the transplanted organ showed a fluorescent antibody pattern and vascular changes that were indistinguishable from those in the patient's native kidneys. This clinical sequence is a departure from the relative success of renal transplantation in the few previously reported cases of PSS where it has been used as therapy for renal failure.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Woodhall, PB; McCoy, RC; Gunnells, JC; Seigler, HF

Published Date

  • August 30, 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 236 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1032 - 1034

PubMed ID

  • 787567

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0098-7484


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States