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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 97-99

Passenger lymphocyte syndrome exhibited in a renal transplant recipient: A case report


1 Senior Resident, Department of Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
2 Post Doctoral Fellow in Renal Transplantation, Department of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
3 Professor and Head, Director, Department of Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
4 Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
5 Assistant Professor, Department of Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
6 Additional Professor, Department of Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
7 Professor, Department of Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
8 Additional Professor, Department of Transfusion Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
9 Associate Professor, Department of Transfusion Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
10 Junior Resident, Department of Transfusion Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India

Correspondence Address:
Abhilash Chandra
Senior Resident, Department of Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.1016/j.ijt.2012.08.003

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Passenger lymphocyte syndrome is an important though rare cause of immune hemolysis, an adverse effect affecting solid organ transplantation. Passenger lymphocytes in grafted kidney have been reported to result in autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) in minor ABO incompatible transplants. This case report describes one such case of a 26-year-old male renal allograft recipient of an ABO compatible renal transplant with his wife as a donor.


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