A renal transplant recipient developed acute renal transplant vein thrombosis following surgery for a total hip replacement. As an alternative to standard surgical therapy, the patient was treated with selective intravenous low-dose infusion of streptokinase at doses of 5,000-20,000 units/h. The infusion was continued for 120 h with constant monitoring of PT, PTT, and fibrinogen levels. Therapy resulted in excellent preservation of renal function without complications. Low-dose selective infusion of streptokinase should be considered a potential alternative therapy for acute transplant renal vein thrombosis.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine