Challenges after pediatric transplantation

Semin Nephrol. 2000 Mar;20(2):199-208.


In this review we address the current challenges facing the pediatric transplant caregiver. We focus most of our discussion on recent developments that have resulted in improved graft survival in renal allograft recipients. We discuss the issue of growth failure posttransplant and the realization that it is time to reassess strategies that optimize the immunosuppression and growth after pediatric transplantation. Lastly, we discuss some recent findings suggesting that these issues are also of critical importance for success after pediatric liver transplantation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Graft Survival
  • Growth Disorders / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppressive Agents
  • Kidney Transplantation* / immunology
  • Liver Transplantation / immunology
  • Postoperative Complications* / epidemiology
  • Risk Factors


  • Immunosuppressive Agents