Panel Reactive Antibody Responses Against Influenza Vaccination in Kidney Transplant Recipients

Khıshıgsuren B., Demır E., Akgul S., Temurhan S., Ucar A., Dırım A. B., ...More

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.51, no.4, pp.1115-1117, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Introduction. Seasonal influenza is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the post-transplant period; therefore, the influenza vaccination has been recommended for all kidney transplant recipients before the influenza season. However, at least theoretically, the introduction of antigens via vaccines may trigger rejection attacks by causing an antibody response. In this study, we examined the development of de novo panel reactive antibody (PRA) development against the influenza vaccine in kidney transplant recipients.