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Pediatr Transplant. 2004 Oct;8(5):445-53.

Current immunosuppressive agents in pediatric renal transplantation: efficacy, side-effects and utilization.

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Division of Nephrology, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, University of Washington, 4800 Sand Point Way, Seattle, WA 98105, USA.


Advances in immunosuppressive therapy over the past decade have led to dramatic improvements in graft survival. The immunosuppression that is used is center-dependent and is constantly evolving with the development of new medications. The goal remains to find the best combination that will optimize graft survival, while minimizing the adverse effects.

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