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Renal Transplantation in the Infant and Young Child

Alok Kalia, MB, BS, MD; Ben H. Brouhard, MD; Luther B. Travis, MD; Robert R. M. Gifford, MD; Owen E. Winsett, MD
Am J Dis Child. 1988;142(1):47-50. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1988.02150010057021.
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• Fourteen renal transplantations were performed in 13 children, aged 5 years or younger, including three infants. The mean duration of follow-up was 68 months, with a range of 14 to 203 months. Eleven children are alive; of these, nine had prolonged graft function. Graft survival rate was 92% at one year and 73% at two and five years following surgery. Sustained catch-up growth occurred in all growth-retarded children who underwent successful transplantation. At this writing, the oldest patient is 20 years of age and a junior in college; all school-age children are functioning at the appropriate grade level, except one, who is one year behind. The youngest child is 3 years old and is developing normally. Infants and young children appear to be good candidates for renal transplantation.

(AJDC 1988;142:47-50)


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