Treatment of Acute Humoral Rejection After Renal Transplantation
What is the best way to manage acute humoral rejection after renal transplantation?
Fernando Giron, MD
There has been a great deal of recent work that has used the combination of plasmapheresis and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) to treat humoral rejection. It seems to be an important advance. Although these new strategies to treat humoral rejection have not been subjected to randomized trials, the dismal results historically associated with previous treatments make IVIG the preferred treatment modality.