Daniel C. Cattran, MD; Marie Aprile, PhD
To the Editors: We have just finished reviewing our single-center experience with renal transplantation in patients who have systemic lupus erythematosus and would like to comment on the article by Nossent and colleagues (1). Although the authors suggest that patients with lupus are "excellent candidates for renal transplantation/' there are data to suggest such patients constitute a special group. When we compared our non-lupus (n = 555) and lupus (n = 11) groups regarding outcome over the past 5 years, patient survival was similar in both groups and was equal to that seen in the Dutch group (90% at both
Cattran DC, Aprile M. Renal Transplantation in Lupus Erythematosus. Ann Intern Med. 1991;114:991. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-11-991_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(11):991.
Lupus Erythematosus, Nephrology, Renal Replacement Therapy, Rheumatology.
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