Prednisone contd

Dosage

Maintenance—Adults

• 0.1 mg/kg/d to 2 mg/kg/d usually given once daily Maintenance—Pediatric

• 0.25 mg/kg/d to 2 mg/kg/d or 25 mg/m2 to 60 mg/m2 usually given daily or on alternate days

Editors' Notes:

Steroid avoidance or early steroid withdrawal is under active investigation in many transplant centers. The short-term results are acceptable; long-term efficacy is yet to be established.

Appendix I

Rituximab

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