Does acute pyelonephritis (kidney infection) after renal transplantation increase the risk of graft failure?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Tibor Fulop, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Acute renal transplant pyelonephritis occurring in the first 3 months after transplant has a significant association with graft loss (>40%) by 96 months, as compared with all renal transplant cases with or without the occurrence of pyelonephritis at any time after the transplant up to 96 months (25-30%).


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