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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32-35

Avascular necrosis of hip (AVN) in post renal transplant recipient: Case report & review of literature


1 Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226014, India
2 Senior Resident, Department of Radiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226014, India
3 Junior Resident, Department of Radiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute Of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226014, India
4 Additional Professor, Department of Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute Of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226014, India
5 Professor, Department of Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226014, India

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Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226014
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ijt.2014.03.004

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Avascular necrosis of the femoral head is one of the most common skeletal complications among renal allograft recipients complaining of hip pain. While bilateral avascular necrosis is more frequent than the unilateral type, we report a case of unilateral avascular necrosis of the hip occurring post renal transplant recipient. Avascular necrosis was likely the result of steroid therapy. A well-tailored steroid therapy that prevents unjustified high doses and ‘pulsed doses’ while maintaining the optimum maintenance level of steroids is necessary.


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