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Delayed Graft Function 5 Months After Living Donor Kidney Transplantation

Unusual clinical course, Challenging differential diagnosis

Tim Schulz, Alexandra Pries, Matthias Kapischke

Germany Department of General Surgery, Siloah St. Trudpert Klinikum, Pforzheim, Germany

Am J Case Rep 2016; 17:120-123

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.895806

Available online: 2016-02-26

Published: 2016-02-26

BACKGROUND: Delayed graft function is a clinical term to describe the failure of the transplanted kidney to function immediately after transplantation.
CASE REPORT: A 59-year-old woman suffered from a rare case of delayed graft function lasting 148 days after unrelated living donor kidney transplantation. Until now, 15 years after transplantation, organ function is still good, with serum creatinine levels about 1.4 to 2.0 mg/dl.
CONCLUSIONS: Even after prolonged graft dysfunction, good graft function can be achieved.

Keywords: Delayed Graft Function, Creatinine - blood, Graft Survival, Kidney Transplantation, Living Donors, Time Factors