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World J Transplant. Dec 24, 2017; 7(6): 301-316
Published online Dec 24, 2017. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v7.i6.301
Recurrence of primary glomerulonephritis: Review of the current evidence
Fedaey Abbas, Mohsen El Kossi, Jon Kim Jin, Ajay Sharma, Ahmed Halawa
Fedaey Abbas, Department of Nephrology, Jaber El Ahmed Military Hospital, Safat 13005, Kuwait
Fedaey Abbas, Mohsen El Kossi, Jon Kim Jin, Ajay Sharma, Ahmed Halawa, Faculty of Health and Science, University of Liverpool, Institute of Learning and Teaching, School of Medicine, Liverpool L69 3GB, United Kingdom
Mohsen El Kossi, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster DN2 5LT, United Kingdom
Jon Kim Jin, Nottingham Children Hospital, Nottingham NG7 2UH, United Kingdom
Ajay Sharma, Royal Liverpool University Hospitals, Liverpool L7 8XP, United Kingdom
Ahmed Halawa, Department of Transplantation Surgery, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield S5 7AU, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Abbas F designed the study, executed data collection, and writing the manuscript; El Kossi M, Jin JK and Sharma A reviewed and edited the manuscript; Halawa A contributed to conceptualization, designing of the study, supervising of the data collection and reviewing and editing of the manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Ahmed Halawa, Consultant Transplant Surgeon, DNB, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Gen Surg), MD, MSc, Department of Transplantation Surgery, Sheffield Teaching Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield S5 7AU, United Kingdom.
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Received: May 6, 2017
Peer-review started: May 10, 2017
First decision: July 20, 2017
Revised: November 8, 2017
Accepted: November 22, 2017
Article in press: November 22, 2017
Published online: December 24, 2017
Core Tip

Core tip: Renal transplantation is the best-known therapy for end stage renal disease, with the glomerulonephritis represents a major aetiology for its prevalence. Unfortunately, recurrence of the glomerulonephritis (GN) disease after renal transplantation represents a real devastating impact on allograft survival. A clear understanding of their pathogenesis, will help not only in ameliorating GN recurrence, but also improves allograft survival.