Excellent outcome after desensitization in high immunologic risk kidney transplantation

Autoři: Jeong-Hoon Lim aff001;  Jang-Hee Cho aff001;  Hee-Yeon Jung aff001;  Ji-Young Choi aff001;  Sun-Hee Park aff001;  Yong-Lim Kim aff001;  Hyung-Kee Kim aff002;  Seung Huh aff002;  Eun Sang Yoo aff003;  Dong-Il Won aff004;  Chan-Duck Kim aff001
Působiště autorů: Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, South Korea aff001;  Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, South Korea aff002;  Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, South Korea aff003;  Department of Clinical Pathology, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, South Korea aff004
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(9)
Kategorie: Research Article
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0222537



HLA-incompatible (HLAi) and ABO-incompatible (ABOi) kidney transplantation (KT) has been on the increase over the last decade. However, there are wide variations in outcomes from these procedures. In this study we evaluated the graft and patient outcomes in incompatible KT and non-sensitized KT.


Patients who underwent KT between January 2012 and April 2018 were enrolled and reviewed. We divided kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) into five groups as follows: HLAi (n = 50); ABOi (n = 65); HLAi+ABOi (n = 5); control (n = 428); and living-donor control (LD control, n = 218). We compared the risk of rejection, graft function, graft survival, and patient survival between incompatible KTRs and control/LD control KTRs.


Although the incidence of active antibody-mediated rejection in HLAi group tends to be higher than in control and LD control groups (6.0% vs. 2.8%, P = 0.20; 6.0% vs. 3.7%, P = 0.44, respectively), the rejection-free survival, graft survival, and patient survival were not significantly different from those of the control and LD control groups in all three incompatible KT groups (all P>0.05). Graft function during the study period was also not different between incompatible KTRs and control/LD control groups (both P>0.05). Using Cox regression analysis, neither HLAi nor ABOi were risk factors for graft failure. Some infectious diseases such as urinary tract infection and cytomegalovirus infection were more common in the HLAi group than in the control/LD control group (both P<0.05), but only one infection-related death occurred in HLAi KTRs. Infection risks were similar in the ABOi and HLAi+ABOi groups compared to controls.


Our results showed favorable outcomes for incompatible KT after desensitization. Although desensitization therapy for incompatible KT has improved access to transplantation for KT candidates with high immunological risk, more clinical data are clearly needed.

Klíčová slova:

B cells – Cytomegalovirus infection – Medical risk factors – Renal transplantation – T cells – Urinary tract infections – Graft survival – Transplant rejection


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