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Renal transplantation in heroin addicts.

Authors
  • Stevens, J
  • Callender, C O
  • Simon, J
  • Dillard, P
  • Yeager, C L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics
Publication Date
May 01, 1983
Volume
156
Issue
5
Pages
651–655
Identifiers
PMID: 6342185
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

On the basis of our experience, therefore, we believe that the reformed heroin addict is a good candidate for cadaveric donor renal transplantation if he can be discouraged from returning to heroin use. The fact that the majority of the patients in our study returned to marijuana smoking after transplantation has raised the issue of its role as a possible immunosuppressant.

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