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Serum sickness following rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin for acute vascular renal allograft rejection

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posted on 2012-08-01, 00:00 authored by J Teng, X N Hoo, S J Tan, Karen DwyerKaren Dwyer
A simultaneous pancreaskidney transplant recipient developed serum sickness manifesting with severe upper limb allodynia, arthralgia and myalgia 17 days following rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin (rATG) infusion for biopsy-proven vascular rejection. Rapid resolution of symptoms followed treatment with high-dose glucocorticoids. rATG is increasingly favoured over equine ATG in solid-organ transplantation, and although rATG has a superior safety profile, it is important to maintain a high index of suspicion for serum sickness. © 2012 The Author.

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Journal

CKJ: Clinical Kidney Journal

Volume

5

Issue

4

Pagination

334 - 335

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Location

Oxford, Eng.

ISSN

2048-8505

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2048-8513

Language

eng

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C2.1 Other contribution to refereed journal

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2012, The Authors

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