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Abstract

The First Simultaneous Pancreas, Renal Transplant in a Patient with HIV in Australia

We report the first case of a simultaneous pancreas and renal transplantation, in Australia, in a 45 year old male with long standing human immunodeficiency virus infection, type 1 diabetes mellitus and diabetic nephropathy requiring haemodialysis. This patient experienced previous virological failure and subsequent resistance to most nucleoside and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. However, using novel combinations of anti-retroviral agents, along with careful monitoring, successful outcomes were achieved during the peri and post transplantation period, with excellent pancreas and renal graft function at one year.


Author(s):

Hasan T, Wong G, Webster A, Gilroy N, Chen S, Woodhouse E, Kable K and Edmiston N



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