Kidney Dysfunction


Example of Kidney Transplant
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A kidney transplant is recommended for persons who have serious kidney dysfunction and will not be able to live without dialysis or a transplant. Some of the kidney diseases for which transplants are done include the following conditions. However, not all cases of the following diseases require kidney transplantation. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.

  • Congenital renal obstructive disorders leading to hydronephrosis, including the following:
    • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
    • Vesicoureteral reflux
    • Posterior urethral valves
    • Prune belly syndrome
    • Megaureter
  • Congenital nephrotic syndrome
  • Alport syndrome
  • Nephropathic and juvenile cystinosis
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Berger disease
  • Henoch-Schönlein purpura
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Wegener granulomatosis
  • Goodpasture syndrome


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