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Kidney diseases for which transplants are performed.

Kidney Dysfunction

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