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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 126-127

Late post-transplant erythrocytosis in a hepatitis C-positive allograft recipient on sirolimus

Department of Nephrology, Chennai Transplant Centre, Madras Medical Mission Hospital, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
G Abraham
Consultant Nephrologist, Madras Medical Mission Hospital, Chennai
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.82142

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Hematological complications in renal transplant recipients include anemia, leukopenia, and post-transplant erythrocytosis (PTE). There are numerous causes for these which include immunosuppressive drugs, viral infections, etc. We report here a hepatitis C (HCV)-positive case who developed PTE while receiving rapamycin. As both HCV infection and rapamycin through different mechanisms can produce anemia, this case report highlights the rarity of erythrocytosis.


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