Effect of Immunosuppressive Therapy on the Occurrence of Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in Renal Transplant Recipients.

Title

Effect of Immunosuppressive Therapy on the Occurrence of Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in Renal Transplant Recipients.

Creator

Raina Rupesh; Chauvin Abigail; Fox Kelli; Kesav Natasha; Ascha Mustafa S; Vachharajani Tushar J; Krishnappa Vinod

Publisher

Annals of transplantation

Date

2018
2018-09

Description

BACKGROUND Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), a rare thrombotic microangiopathy, is characterized by hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal failure. Caused by genetic mutations in the alternative complement cascade, aHUS often will culminate in end-stage renal disease and occasionally death. Renal transplantation in aHUS patients has been contraindicated in the past due to the recurrence risk, with certain immunosuppressive regimens being commonly attributed. In this study, we analyzed the association between aHUS and immunosuppressive agents so as to offer evidence for the use of certain immunosuppressive regimens in renal transplant recipients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Our study is a retrospective analysis using data from the United States Renal Data System from 2004 to 2012. A cohort of renal transplantation patients diagnosed with aHUS were identified to include in the study. The primary endpoint was the determination of aHUS incidence in renal transplant recipients due to various immunosuppressive agents. The secondary endpoints were to check the relationship between the drug type as well as the demographic variables that increase the risk for aHUS. RESULTS It was found that there was a higher usage of sirolimus (P=0.015) and corticosteroids (P=0.030) in the aHUS patients compared to patients in other diagnoses group. CONCLUSIONS There was a higher usage of sirolimus and corticosteroids in renal transplantation patients diagnosed with aHUS. Unfortunately, due to the rarity of this disease, the sample size was small (n=14). Despite the small sample size, this data analysis throws light on the relationship between aHUS and immunosuppressive agents in renal transplant recipients, although we still have much to learn.

Subject

Adult; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Adrenal Cortex Hormones/adverse effects; Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome/*epidemiology/etiology; Immunosuppression/adverse effects; Immunosuppressive Agents/*adverse effects; Incidence; Kidney Transplantation/*adverse effects; Postoperative Complications/*epidemiology/etiology; Retrospective Studies; Sirolimus/adverse effects; Transplant Recipients; Kidney Failure; Chronic/*surgery

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Rights

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Pages

631–638

Volume

23

Citation

Raina Rupesh; Chauvin Abigail; Fox Kelli; Kesav Natasha; Ascha Mustafa S; Vachharajani Tushar J; Krishnappa Vinod, “Effect of Immunosuppressive Therapy on the Occurrence of Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in Renal Transplant Recipients.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 28, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4917.

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