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A patient who received a kidney transplant 2 years ago has been diagnosed with chronic rejection of the graft. If this rejection is not effectively managed, what will happen?
1. The patient will have to take additional immunosuppressant drugs for up to 4 years.
2. The kidney will become ischemic and die.
3. Because it has taken 2 years for the rejection to occur, there will be little effect on the patient's health.
4. The patient will develop acute renal failure and will likely die.
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The answer is 2
Rationales:
1. Adding immunosuppressive medications may be the treatment for the chronic rejection. These medications are likely to be required for life.
2. If treatment is not successful, the kidney will become ischemic and die.
3. Chronic rejection may take years to develop to the point of causing severe damage to the organ, but the damage will occur and will be progressive.
4. The patient may be a candidate for a second transplant or may be placed on dialysis.
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I appreciate what you did here, answered it right Smiling Face with Open Mouth
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Good timing, thanks!
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Smart ... Thanks!
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