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Corticosteroids have formed an important part of the transplant immunosuppressive armory since the early days of renal transplantation. Even today, they remain a useful agent for induction and maintenance immunosuppression and are the first-line of treatment for acute rejection. The plethora of side-effects, particularly at higher doses, has led to much interest in regimens that avoid or withdraw of steroids following renal transplantation.

Original publication





Book title

Kidney Transplantation - Principles and Practice

Publication Date



231 - 241