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September 1987

Kidney Transplant Rejection

Arch Surg. 1987;122(9):1090. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1987.01400210128028

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During the last two or three decades, we have learned a great deal about the immune system and about how to improve the success rate of organ transplants. Nevertheless, we still do not fully understand the afferent or efferent limb of the allograft response. We do not have a reliable, specific diagnostic test for rejection of any transplanted organ. We do not have an optimal technique for preventing or reversing graft rejection.

Kidney Transplant Rejection is edited by Drs Williams, Burdick (transplant surgeons), and Solez (pathologist) from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Most of the chapter authors are recognized authorities who represent major medical schools and laboratories in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. All of the chapters are well illustrated and extensively referenced. The color plates, which are partially hidden as a group between pages 268 and 269, should have been located in the chapters to which they

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