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Renal transplantation in identical twins in United States and United Kingdom.

Authors
  • Kessaris, Nicos
  • Mukherjee, Dayal
  • Chandak, Pankaj
  • Mamode, Nizam
Type
Published Article
Journal
Transplantation Journal
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Dec 15, 2008
Volume
86
Issue
11
Pages
1572–1577
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/TP.0b013e31818bd83d
PMID: 19077892
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Graft and patient survival were good in both countries. These results are better than those published in the literature over the previous 20 years. Although phenotypic differences in monozygotic twins can exist, immunosuppression may be unnecessary in all these patients. Ideally, all identical twins who are currently on immunosuppression should undergo zygosity testing to establish whether they should continue the immunosuppression unless they need it for another reason.

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