Kidney nontumor
Diseases of renal allograft
Acute rejection

Author: Nikhil Sangle, M.D.(see Authors page)

Revised: 21 March 2018, last major update December 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Kidney transplantation acute rejection [title]

Related topics: Acute antibody mediated rejection, Acute cellular rejection, Acute vascular rejection

Cite this page: Sangle, N. Acute rejection. website. Accessed March 24th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Can occur at any time after transplantation, although usually within months of transplant
  • Either acute antibody mediated rejection (morphologic evidence of acute tissue injury, circulating donor-specific allo-antibodies, C4d+; variable cellular infiltrates) or acute cellular renal allograft rejection (infiltration of allograft by lymphocytes and other inflammatory cells)
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