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Anemia Following Renal Transplantation

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Author(s)
H.C. KimS.B. ParkS.Y. HanE.A. Whang
Keimyung Author(s)
Kim, Hyun ChulPark, Sung BaeHan, Seung YeupHwang, Eun Ah
Department
Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학)
Kidney Institute (신장연구소)
Journal Title
Transplantation Proceedings
Issued Date
2003
Volume
35
Issue
1
Abstract
THE ANEMIA which commonly accompanies end stage
renal disease usually remits within³ months following
renal transplantation. However, a significant number of
patients remain anemic or become anemic following trans-
plantation. Factors that contribute to anemia in renal
transplant recipients include episodes of acute rejection,¹,²
delayed graft function,³
or impaired graft function related
to chronic rejection.⁴
These conditions have been reported
to be associated with inappropriately low erythropoietin
(EPO) levels and therefore may be amenable to treatment
with EPO.⁴
Iron deficiency has been implicated, particularly
in patients whose iron stores were low pre-transplanta-
tion.3,5
However this factor has not been believed to
significantly contribute to anemia in renal transplant recip-
ients in another study.6
Systemic illness, chronic infections,
or drug toxicities in the post transplantation period may
also contribute to anemia following successful renal trans-
plantation. We investigated major etiologic factors for
anemia following renal transplantation, and evaluated the
EPO response to anemia in renal transplant recipients.
Keimyung Author(s)(Kor)
김현철
박성배
한승엽
황은아
Publisher
School of Medicine
Citation
H.C. Kim et al. (2003). Anemia Following Renal Transplantation. Transplantation Proceedings, 35(1), 302–303. doi: 10.1016/S0041-1345(02)03958-1
Type
Article
ISSN
0041-1345
Source
https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0041134502039581
DOI
10.1016/S0041-1345(02)03958-1
URI
https://kumel.medlib.dsmc.or.kr/handle/2015.oak/34714
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1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학)
3. Research Institutues (연구소) > Kidney Institute (신장연구소)
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