Plasma exchange for recurrent nephrotic syndrome following renal transplantation

Transplantation. 1988 Oct;46(4):540-2. doi: 10.1097/00007890-198810000-00014.


Patients with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FGS) who develop end-stage renal disease are at risk for recurrence of the disease following renal transplantation. Recurrence of the nephrotic syndrome in renal allografts of two children with primary FGS was successfully controlled by plasma exchange. This report suggests that plasma exchange instituted early in the course of recurrent nephrotic syndrome may be beneficial in some patients with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome and FGS.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Kidney Transplantation*
  • Male
  • Nephrotic Syndrome / etiology
  • Nephrotic Syndrome / therapy*
  • Plasma Exchange*
  • Recurrence
  • Transplantation, Homologous / adverse effects