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Long-term experience of plasmapheresis in antibody-mediated rejection in renal transplantation.Brown, C M; Abraham, K A; O'Kelly, P; Conlon, P J; Walshe, J J; Department of Nephrology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. email@example.com (2009-11)Antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) continues to pose a serious challenge in renal transplantation with potentially devastating consequences. Treatment options for this condition include plasmapheresis, high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), plasmapheresis with low-dose IVIG, and the use of rituximab (anti-CD20 chimeric antibody). We previously reported on the short-term outcome of plasmapheresis as a rescue therapy for AMR in our centre. We now report on the long-term follow up.