The presence of alloantibodies may play a role in accelerated or acute humoral rejection. Different therapeutic strategies based on a removal of anti donor antibodies and prevention of their resynthesis have been used in the management of transplant rejection episodes. Immunoadsorption with staphylococcal protein A, a method to selectively remove immunoglobulin G, may represent a new treatment to reverse humoral rejection in kidney transplantation. From 1991 to January 1996, such a method was used in 23 patients in whom an acute humoral rejection developed over a mean
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