Acute rejection is a major problem in the early period following kidney transplantation. Immunosuppressive drugs are used to prevent this. IL2Ra, a new class antibody therapy, can be added to a patient's existing immunosuppression to further reduce the risk of rejection. This review found that IL2Ra reduced the risk of acute rejection at six and 12 months after kidney transplantation but did not improve kidney or patient survival. IL2Ra treatment had fewer side effects than other antibody therapy.
- kidney transplantation