The fate of bone after renal transplantation

Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 1998 Jul;7(4):389-95. doi: 10.1097/00041552-199807000-00007.


Post-renal-transplantation bone disease is a well known entity. Immunosuppressive agents and persistence of hyperparathyroidism have primarily been implicated in its etiology. Renal transplantation patients are unique in that the bone changes occur on a background of pre-existing renal osteodystrophy. This review focuses on post-renal-transplantation bone disease. Unfortunately, the existing data in the review period, besides being scanty, provide conflicting information. This is due to the diversity of immunosuppressive regimens employed, the patient populations studied, diagnostic tools and criteria used by different centers, and the lack of formal trials.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bone Diseases / etiology*
  • Bone and Bones / drug effects
  • Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder / etiology
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / adverse effects
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Kidney Transplantation / adverse effects*


  • Immunosuppressive Agents