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January 2, 1981

Kidney Transplantation in Monozygotic Twins Discordant for Lupus

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Clinical Science Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

JAMA. 1981;245(1):68-69. doi:10.1001/jama.1981.03310260046030

A 25-year-old man with renal failure secondary to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) received a kidney from his identical twin five years after onset of the first twin's symptoms of lupus. Both continue to do well. To our knowledge, there are no other reports of kidney transplantation in monozygotic twins discordant for SLE.

(JAMA 1981;245:68-69)