Lupus nephritis (LN) seldom recurs in a grafted kidney. By contrast, primary membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN), which has been included, along with hemolytic uremic syndrome and age-related maculopathy, among the complement dysregulation diseases, has a high recurrence rate and is considered a contraindication to living-donor kidney transplant because of the poor prognosis. We report the case of a young girl with LN-related chronic renal failure who underwent a living donor transplant from her mother. After four months she had a recurrence that did not match the criteria for LN. Graft biopsies and revision of the clinical course pointed to type II MPGN on the basis of a lack of ARA criteria, persistent isolated low C3 levels, and response to plasma therapy. If confirmed by genetic analysis, the patient might benefit from treatment with the monoclonal antibody against the C5-C9 complex, eculizumab.

Post-transplant recurrence of glomerulonephritis: a complex clinical case / Bonucchi, D; Leonelli, M; Damiano, Francesca; Granito, Maria; Ghiandai, Giulia; DE AMICIS, Sara; Americo, Claudio; Ligabue, Giulia; Albertazzi, Vittorio; Cappelli, Gianni. - In: GIORNALE ITALIANO DI NEFROLOGIA. - ISSN 0393-5590. - STAMPA. - 27(S52):(2010), pp. 82-88.

Post-transplant recurrence of glomerulonephritis: a complex clinical case.

DAMIANO, Francesca;GRANITO, MARIA;GHIANDAI, GIULIA;DE AMICIS, Sara;AMERICO, Claudio;LIGABUE, Giulia;ALBERTAZZI, Vittorio;CAPPELLI, Gianni
2010

Abstract

Lupus nephritis (LN) seldom recurs in a grafted kidney. By contrast, primary membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN), which has been included, along with hemolytic uremic syndrome and age-related maculopathy, among the complement dysregulation diseases, has a high recurrence rate and is considered a contraindication to living-donor kidney transplant because of the poor prognosis. We report the case of a young girl with LN-related chronic renal failure who underwent a living donor transplant from her mother. After four months she had a recurrence that did not match the criteria for LN. Graft biopsies and revision of the clinical course pointed to type II MPGN on the basis of a lack of ARA criteria, persistent isolated low C3 levels, and response to plasma therapy. If confirmed by genetic analysis, the patient might benefit from treatment with the monoclonal antibody against the C5-C9 complex, eculizumab.
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Post-transplant recurrence of glomerulonephritis: a complex clinical case / Bonucchi, D; Leonelli, M; Damiano, Francesca; Granito, Maria; Ghiandai, Giulia; DE AMICIS, Sara; Americo, Claudio; Ligabue, Giulia; Albertazzi, Vittorio; Cappelli, Gianni. - In: GIORNALE ITALIANO DI NEFROLOGIA. - ISSN 0393-5590. - STAMPA. - 27(S52):(2010), pp. 82-88.
Bonucchi, D; Leonelli, M; Damiano, Francesca; Granito, Maria; Ghiandai, Giulia; DE AMICIS, Sara; Americo, Claudio; Ligabue, Giulia; Albertazzi, Vittorio; Cappelli, Gianni
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