Evaluation of growth in low-body-weight kidney transplant Egyptian children: 25-year experience

Journal of Nephrology, 05/14/2012

The current final height of low–body–weight transplant Egyptian children has remained suboptimal. The management of growth retardation posttransplant is multifactorial and should start early before transplantation, with optimal care of growth in children with chronic kidney disease. Moreover, expedited transplantation, whenever indicated, and optimization of posttransplant graft function with minimal steroid exposure are essential factors which were shown to be possible using immunosuppression based on tacrolimus plus mycophenolate mofetil, after basiliximab induction.

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