Growth after renal transplantation

@article{Harambat2008GrowthAR,
  title={Growth after renal transplantation},
  author={J{\'e}r{\^o}me Harambat and Pierre Cochat},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology (Berlin, Germany)},
  year={2008},
  volume={24},
  pages={1297 - 1306}
}
Growth may be severely impaired in children with chronic renal insufficiency. Since short stature can have major consequences on quality of life and self-esteem, achieving a ‘normal’ height is a crucial issue for renal transplant recipients. However, despite successful renal transplantation, the final height attained by most recipients is not the calculated target height. Catch-up growth spurts post-transplantation are usually insufficient to compensate for the retardation in growth that has… CONTINUE READING

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