Glomerular diseases before and after kidney transplantation
Mario Laganović, Margareta Fištrek, Marijana Ćorić, Bojana Maksimović, Ivica Horvatić, Petar Šenjug, Danica Galešić Ljubanović, Mladen Knotek
Glomerular kidney diseases are one of the major causes of renal failure in patients preparing for kidney transplantation. Clinical monitoring of these patients may be a great challenge because of the variable course of various types of glomerular diseases, as well as the possibility of disease recurrence in the transplanted kidney. Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, IgA nephropathy, C3 glomerulopathy, and membrane nephropathy before and after transplantation are described in this text. Risk factors and early detection of disease recurrence, clinical features, histologic characteristics, therapeutic options, modification of immunosuppressive therapy, and treatment outcomes for various forms of glomerulonephritis in the transplanted kidney are the topics of this review article.
Bojana Maksimović, Danica Galešić Ljubanović, Ivica Horvatić, Margareta Fištrek, Marijana Ćorić, Mario Laganović, Mladen Knotek, Petar Šenjug