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Proteins and fibrinolysis in recipients of renal allografts
  1. E. N. Wardle,
  2. I. S. Menon,
  3. P. R. Uldall,
  4. J. Swinney
  1. Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne

    Abstract

    Studies of serum proteins, platelets, and fibrinolysis in patients after renal allografting show that a fall in plasma fibrinogen in the postoperative period can be associated with early rejection and that a rise in serum fibrin degradation products when accompanied by a fall in platelets is associated with rejection. Fibrinolysis is depressed in these patients until two months after transplantation and marked depression of fibrinolysis may precede rejection. The late coincidence of fibrinolytic depression with a rise in fibrin degradation products suggests chronic insidious rejection.

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