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26 February 2016 : Case report  Germany

Delayed Graft Function 5 Months After Living Donor Kidney Transplantation

Unusual clinical course, Challenging differential diagnosis

Tim SchulzABD, Alexandra PriesCEF, Matthias KapischkeBDEF

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.895806

Am J Case Rep 2016; 17:120-123

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Delayed graft function is a clinical term to describe the failure of the transplanted kidney to function immediately after transplantation.

CASE REPORT: A 59-year-old woman suffered from a rare case of delayed graft function lasting 148 days after unrelated living donor kidney transplantation. Until now, 15 years after transplantation, organ function is still good, with serum creatinine levels about 1.4 to 2.0 mg/dl.

CONCLUSIONS: Even after prolonged graft dysfunction, good graft function can be achieved.

Keywords: Delayed Graft Function, Creatinine - blood, Graft Survival, Kidney Transplantation, Living Donors, Time Factors

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923