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RENAL TRANSPLANTATION

The process of kidney graft rejection is a serious one, it means failure of the whole transplant surgery.

What are the criteria of a rejected kidney graft?

The process of kidney graft rejection is a serious one, it means failure of the whole transplant surgery. Patient (recipient) may express fever, painful/tender graft, rigors, decreased urine output and elevation of blood pressure. Kidney function tests will be declined also, and by time patient unfortunately will return to dialysis again. However, the full-blown picture with its dramatic manifestation is rare now owing to the great advancement in genetic studies and tissue typing. Moreover, the advent of the newly introduced anti-rejection medications led to a great decline in the graft rejection rates. Another important factor that allow the patient’s immune system to attack the foreign graft, it the patient’s compliance and how much he/she is adherent to the treating team.