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Ewha Med J. 2015 Mar;38(1):7-13. Korean. Review.
Lee S , Kang DH .
Department of Internal Medicine, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Kidney transplantation is the best treatment for end-stage renal disease patients. However, the relative shortage of organs for transplantation has led to ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation as an accepted method to expand the pool of kidney donors. Recent advances in immunosuppression and antibody removal methods have made ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation more feasible, and have increased the opportunities for patients to receive kidney transplantation, as well as for special patients with ABO-compatible donor. Indeed, the outcome of ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation has shown remarkable developments and is now comparable to that of ABO-compatible kidney transplantation during last decade. However, there are still some uncertain issues to be addressed in ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation. In this article, we reviewed the current status and protocol of ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation and listed the concerns to be addressed in near future.

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