What is post-transplant proteinuria?

Updated: Mar 25, 2020
  • Author: Beje Thomas, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Post-transplant proteinuria occurs in about 45% of kidney transplant recipients. Typically, proteinuria from native kidneys dramatically falls after transplant. Proteinuria at levels comparable with before transplantation is a sign of damage. The common causes of post-transplant proteinuria include the following:

  • Drug toxicity
  • Transplant glomerulopathy
  • Interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy,
  • Rejection

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