Proteinuria after Kidney Transplantation
- *Corresponding Author:
- Marius Miglinas
Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos Santariskiu 2
LT-08661 Vilnius, Lithuania
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 29, 2013; Accepted Date: December 18, 2013; Published Date: December 23, 2013
Citation: Miglinas M, Laurinavicius A, Lukasevic D (2013) Proteinuria after Kidney Transplantation. J Nephrol Ther 4:145. doi:10.4172/2161-0959.1000145
Copyright: © 2013 Miglinas M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Proteinuria is a significant complication affecting renal transplant recipients. It is linked to cardiovascular events,
a premature death and graft loss. The prevalence of proteinuria is close to 40% of renal transplant recipients per year. The causes of proteinuria are multiple: glomerular disease, anti-HLA class II antibodies, various medications and tubulointerstitial disease of the graft. It is very important to evaluate the cause of proteinuria, to reduce proteinuria and cardiovascular risk.