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Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 14–15 | Cite as

Treatment of neutropenia in a renal transplant recipient with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor

  • Nadeem E. Moghal
  • David V. Milford
  • P. Darbyshire
Transplantation

Abstract.

We report the use of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in a renal transplant recipient in whom neutropenia developed following a presumed viral infection. G-CSF was successful in producing a rise in neutrophil count which coincided with a resolution of fever; there was no adverse effect on renal function. This is the first use of G-CSF in a paediatric renal transplant recipient, and its use should be considered for the immunosuppressed child with persistent neutropenia.

Key words: Neutropenia Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor Renal transplant 

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© IPNA - International Pediatric Nephrology Association New York, USA 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nadeem E. Moghal
    • 1
  • David V. Milford
    • 1
  • P. Darbyshire
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nephrology, The Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Ladywood Middleway, Ladywood, Birmingham B16 8ET, UKGB
  2. 2.Department of Haematology, The Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Ladywood Middleway, Ladywood, Birmingham B16 8ET, UKGB

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