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Pediatr Transplant. 2014 Jun;18(4):E106-8. doi: 10.1111/petr.12258.

Gross hematuria as a sign of acute rejection.

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Department of Pediatrics, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA.

Abstract

In the contemporary era of potent immunosuppressive regimens, previously encountered signs of renal allograft rejection such as fever and hematuria are rarely encountered. We report a teenager with severe recurrent acute humoral and cellular rejection whose presenting feature was gross hematuria with the presence of blood clots in the urine. We want to highlight that severe rejection even in the setting of modern immunosuppressive drugs can present as gross hematuria. Contrary to conventional wisdom that gross hematuria with the presence of blood clots in the urine is indicative of pathology in the renal collecting system, a parenchymal disease process should also be considered in renal transplant recipients.

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hematuria; kidney transplantation; rejection

PMID:
24802349
DOI:
10.1111/petr.12258
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