Stopping Immunosuppressant Therapy Following Successful Renal Transplantation
Most transplant physicians assume that immunosuppression must be carried out indefinitely for all renal transplant recipients, except for patients who receive transplant from an identical twin. When transplant recipients stop immunosuppression voluntarily, which happens relatively infrequently,1 their behavior certainly threatens both the renal graft and their life.2,3 The irrationality of voluntary cessation of immunosuppression calls for some explanation.
KeywordsKidney Transplant Renal Transplant Recipient Acute Rejection Episode Research Diagnostic Criterion Transplant Physician
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