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World J Transplant. Mar 24, 2014; 4(1): 18-29
Published online Mar 24, 2014. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v4.i1.18
Table 4 Pro and cons for ABO incompatible kidney transplantation
Reducing waiting list and time
Expanding living donor pool
Improvement of patient's prognosis
Excellent graft survival (comparable with ABOc-KT)
Contra ABOi-KT
Comparative high immunological risk
Higher incidence of acute AMR
Intensified immunosuppression
Antibody depletion therapy
Increasing expenditure
Higher incidence of viral infection