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International Journal of Nephrology
Volume 2013, Article ID 818537, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/818537
Research Article

Transplant Outcomes in Patients with Idiopathic Membranous Nephropathy

1Department of Nephrology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland
2Department of Histopathology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland

Received 29 November 2012; Revised 1 February 2013; Accepted 1 February 2013

Academic Editor: Alessandro Amore

Copyright © 2013 Claire Kennedy et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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