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Title
Treating humoral rejection after cardiac transplantation
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Abstract
Whereas effective strategies are available to treat acute cellular cardiac rejection, humoral rejection, also called vascular or antibody-mediated rejection, is more difficult to manage. Antibody-mediated (non-cellular) rejections (AMR) are rare and few successfully treated cases have been described in the literature. We report on a female patient, diagnosed with humoral rejection, leading to severe ventricular dysfunction and haemodynamic compromise, two months after transplantation. The patient received a combination therapy, consisting of plasmapheresis and immunoglobulins, which resulted in complete resolution of immunohistochemical signs of AMR. In this report, we will overview AMR and discuss several treatment modalities.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Acta cardiologica. - Bruxelles
Publication
Bruxelles : 2011
ISSN
0001-5385
Volume/pages
66:2(2011), p. 263-266
ISI
000289752600022
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 12.08.2017
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