Successful 4th Kidney Transplantation: a Case Report From Iran

Authors

  • Mohammad Hossein Nourbala Nephrology and Urology Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Alireza Ghadian Nephrology and Urology Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Behzad Einollahi Nephrology and Urology Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Mehdi Azarabadi Nephrology and Urology Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Kidney transplantation is generally considered the best option for most patients with end-stage renal disease requiring renal replacement therapy, even for patients with graft failure. Here, we describe a case of a 49-year-old man who received his 1st kidney transplant the United Kingdom from his brother when he was 18 years old in. Thirty-one year after the first transplant, he underwent successful 4th living-unrelated kidney transplantation with no serious complications at our transplant center. He continued to have excellent allograft function and his latest serum creatinine 33 months after his 4th transplant was 1.2 mg/dL. To our knowledge, this is the first case of 4th kidney transplantation from Iran.

Author Biography

  • Mohammad Hossein Nourbala, Nephrology and Urology Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Urology Dep.

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Published

2013-05-21

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CASE REPORT | Transplantation