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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

DM Bhowmik1, AK Dinda2, P Mahanta1, SK Agarwal1 
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

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D M Bhowmik
Department of Nephrology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India

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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Bhowmik D M, Dinda A K, Mahanta P, Agarwal S K. The evolution of the Banff classification schema for diagnosing renal allograft rejection and its implications for clinicians.Indian J Nephrol 2010;20:2-8

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Bhowmik D M, Dinda A K, Mahanta P, Agarwal S K. The evolution of the Banff classification schema for diagnosing renal allograft rejection and its implications for clinicians. Indian J Nephrol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Dec 2 ];20:2-8
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