Kidney Transplant in a Bone Marrow Transplant Patient

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Interesting transplant case:

A 35 year old man with a history of acute myelogenous leukemia, status post a bone marrow transplant from his sister eight years ago and now cured, who developed chronic kidney disease as a result of prior calcineurin inhibitor toxicity and prior XRT. His CKD has progressed over the past several years and now is at the point where his GFR is

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  1. Wow. It makes you think a bit.

    As a carer for a patient with a cadaveric transplant (almost 20 years) it makes me wonder…

    Whilst my view is completely simplistic, why wouldn't a bone marrow transplant be considered prior to organ transplantation? That is, with living donors?

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