CASE 105 (November 2014)
The patient is a 32-year-old woman with ESRD of unknown cause. She was deceased donor kidney transplanted. Five HLA mismatches (A: 1, B: 2, DR: 2); cytotoxic antibodies: negative. Good initial graft function, with creatinine decreased to 1.8 on the third day. The fourth day she presented elevated serum creatinine: 2.3, and it increased to 3.6 on the fifth day. Ultrasound without renal hematoma, compression, pyelocaliceal dilation, or other alterations. Increased resistance index by Doppler sonography.
A renal biopsy was performed. See the microscopic images.
Figure 1. H&E, X100.
Figure 2. Masson's trichrome stain, X100.
Figure 3. H&E, X200.
Figure 4. H&E, X200.
Figure 5. Methenmine-silver stain, X100.
Figure 6. H&E, X200.
Figure 7. H&E, X200.
Figure 8. Methenamine-silver stain, X400.
Figure 9. Methenamine-silver stain, X400.
Figure 10. Masson's trichrome stain, X400.
Figure 11. Methenamine-silver stain, X400.
Figure 12. Immunohistochemistry for C4d (paraffin-emdedded tissue), X400.
Immunofluorescence for IgA, IgG, IgM, C3 and C1q: Negative.
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