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Successful pregnancy and delivery after simultaneous islet-kidney transplantation

Randin, Jean-Pierre
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Published in American Journal of Transplantation. 2018
Abstract Allogeneic islet of Langerhans transplantation is a recognized beta-cell replacement therapy for patients affected by type 1 diabetes mellitus. Type 1 diabetes mellitus is a condition associated with an increased risk of adverse outcomes for pregnant women and fetuses We report the case of a 29 year-old woman with type 1 diabetes mellitus, who underwent successful allogeneic islet transplantation with simultaneous kidney transplantation. She achieved durable insulin independence after two islet infusions. Pregnancy was desired and planned 2 years after last islet infusion. Multidisciplinary monitoring of pregnancy was carried out and immunosuppressive regimen was adapted. Euglycemia was maintained throughout pregnancy without the need for exogenous insulin. After an uneventful pregnancy, she delivered on term an otherwise healthy male child with imperforate anus that was immediately surgically corrected. In conclusion, allogeneic islet transplantation is a suitable treatment for women of childbearing age with complicated type 1 diabetes mellitus, allowing physiologic glycemic control during pregnancy with a low risk of graft loss. This target can only be achieved by a tight multidisciplinary follow-up, including immunosuppressive therapy adaptation and adequate diabetes and obstetrical monitoring. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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ASSALINO, Michela et al. Successful pregnancy and delivery after simultaneous islet-kidney transplantation. In: American Journal of Transplantation, 2018. doi: 10.1111/ajt.14884 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:104071

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