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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 139-142

Renal transplantation in HIV patients: A series of four cases


1 Department of Nephrology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Transplant Surgery, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
D K Agarwal
Department of Nephrology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi - 110 044
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.97139

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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in a patient with end-stage renal disease was considered a contraindication for renal transplantation till now despite the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy with the apprehension that immunosuppression would further jeopardize the already compromised immune status of the patients. Renal transplantation in HIV patients is rare in developing countries including ours. Here we report a series of four cases of renal transplantation in HIV patients.






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