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Title
Does basiliximab induction trigger lifethreatening ARDS and shock in young patients after kidney transplantation?
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Abstract
Background: Kidney disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines strongly recommend administering an anti-IL-2R mAb (i.e., basiliximab) for induction in all kidney transplant recipients. We describe a life-threatening episode of shock following basiliximab injection and review the literature. Methods and Results: A 20-year-old male was given tacrolimus, methylprednisolone, mycophenolate, and basiliximab, 20 mg in the context of living-related kidney transplantation. On post-operative Day 1 (POD 1), he developed acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), shock, multiple organ failure, and had a cardiac arrest. After effective resuscitation, he received rescue therapies (NO inhalation, extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation, and CVVHD) but lost the graft as the result of cortical necrosis. We conducted PubMed searches that yielded 7 similar cases; 6 required invasive ventilation. Three patients developed cardiac arrest, 3 required major inotropic support, and 2 developed MOF and myocardial depression. All but 1 patient recovered rapidly within a few days. There was no evidence for infectious, allergic, or over-hydration concerns. Although the direct causal role of basiliximab cannot be formally proven, the fact that ARDS at the time of induction therapy with other immunosuppressive agents is otherwise extremely rare suggests a direct role for basiliximab. Conclusions: Basiliximab could be associated with shock and ARDS.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Clinical nephrology. - München
Publication
München : 2015
ISSN
0301-0430
Volume/pages
83:1(2015), p. 61-70
ISI
000352070700010
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Creation 19.02.2016
Last edited 31.10.2017