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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50-54
Post Transplant Acute Tubular Necrosis - How Long you can Wait?: A Case Report


Department of Medicine, King Fahd National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Sameer Huraib
Department of Medicine, King Fahd National Guard Hospital, P.O. Box 22490, Riyadh 11426
Saudi Arabia
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Delayed graft function (DGF) is a common clinical problem occurring after cadaveric renal transplantation. Acute tubular necrosis (ATN) is one of the main causes of the DGF. Protracted recovery from ATN may continue for several weeks. We describe a case of prolonged oliguric ATN that lasted for more than three months with complete recovery of renal function. We discuss the contributing factors to the lengthy course of ATN and the known prophylactic and treatment strategies.


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