Published in Blood Weekly, August 14th, 2003
According to recent research published in the journal Pediatric Nephrology, "Gross hematuria, graft pain, and rising serum creatinine are classic signs of acute rejection, obstruction, or bacterial pyelonephritis for patients with renal transplants. This presentation often prompts percutaneous renal allograft biopsy. If subsequent evaluation fails to show evidence of acute rejection, obstruction, or bacterial infection, viral etiologies should be considered.
"We report a 14-year-old Hispanic female with a living-related renal transplant, who had gross...
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