Clinicopathological evaluation of renal allograft treated with anti-CD25 monoclonal antibody

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Twenty-seven living-donor kidney recipients were treated with the antibody against CD25 as the induction immunosuppressive agent. They did not develop acute rejection within 1 month after transplantation, and mean serum creatinine level at 1 month was 1.0 ± 0.4 mg/dL. There were no findings of acute rejection or drug-induced nephrotoxity in protocol biopsies at 1 month following transplantation. After 1 month had passed, acute rejection occurred in three cases. The pathological grade of acute rejection varied from borderline to grade III by Banff classification. The careful inspection is necessary to find out the occurrences of acute rejection more than 2 months after transplantation because immunological situation has been changing around this period.

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