Immunologic monitoring in the diagnosis of renal allograft rejection Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Complement System Proteins
  • Graft Rejection
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Lymphocytes


  • Recent trends in renal allograft survival rates indicate that increasing clinical experience has not resulted in increased graft survival. A major obstacle has been, and remains, early detection of rejection. The important role of both cellular and humoral immune mechanisms in rejection is becoming increasingly evident. Therefore, it is hoped that immunologic monitoring of the allograft recipient will be helpful in the early diagnosis of rejection. Although a number of assays for assessment of host immune response are available, their clinical relevance has not been clearly established. The following study was designed to ascertain the relationship between in vitro immunologic reactivity and clinical status of the human allograft recipient during the initial 3 months posttransplantation.

publication date

  • December 1977



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 341443

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1823

end page

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