Evaluation and Listing of the Infant or Child with Kidney Failure

  • Cathy C. McAdams
  • Bruce A. Kaiser
Reference work entry
Part of the Organ and Tissue Transplantation book series (OTT)


The evaluation of a child with renal failure for a potential kidney transplant has great importance for the future success of that transplant. The goal of the evaluation is to identify conditions that exist in the candidate that could affect the long-term success of the transplant either by causing a surgical or long-term medical complication. Identifying these conditions during the evaluation process may allow for correction before transplant as well as the preparation for them posttransplantation.


Chronic kidney disease Kidney transplant Children ABO incompatibility Infections Immunosuppression Immunization schedule Recurrence Psychosocial Nonadherence 



Body mass index


Chronic kidney disease




Calculated panel of reactive antibodies


Donor specific antibodies


Epstein-Barr virus


Calculated or estimated glomerular filtration rate


End stage renal disease


Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis


Major histocompatibility complex antigens


Hemolytic uremic syndrome


Left ventricular hypertrophy


Panel of reactive antibodies (%)


Voiding cystourethrogram


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Solid Organ Transplantation, EmeritusAlfred I. duPont Hospital for ChildrenWilmingtonUSA

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