Paediatric Renal Failure- A Lifelong Battle Requiring Multiple Transplantations
Kidney transplants are the most common form of transplant surgery performed in the UK - both in adults and in children. In 2019-20, 3190 adult1 and 112 paediatric2 kidney transplants were carried out in the UK. Importantly, in paediatric renal transplantation, the recipient often outlives their graft and therefore require multiple transplantations throughout their lifetime. This report focuses on patient ZG, a 32-year-old female undergoing her third renal transplantation. Patient ZG had her first transplant, aged 16 months, following a diagnosis of bilateral dysplastic kidneys, a subsequent transplantation 18 years later and a third transplant in 2021.
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