What are the different phases of immunosuppression?
Induction involves the use of powerful immunosuppressive agents to provide a high degree of immunosuppression immediately post-transplant.
This prevents acute rejection and allows time for maintenance immunosuppression to be titrated to appropriate levels.
Maintenance immunosuppression’s objectives are to prevent rejection and safely preserve the function of the kidney allograft.
These agents are used for the life of the transplant.