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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2-8

The evolution of the Banff classification schema for diagnosing renal allograft rejection and its implications for clinicians


1 Department of Nephrology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
D M Bhowmik
Department of Nephrology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.62086

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Till the early 1990s there was no standardized international classification of renal allograft biopsies resulting in considerable heterogeneity in reporting among the various centers. A group of dedicated renal pathologists, nephrologists, and transplant surgeons developed a schema in Banff, Canada in 1991. Subsequently there have been updates at regular intervals. The following review presents the evolution of the Banff classification and its utility for clinicians.






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