Conditions and Treatments

Kidney transplant is recommended for children who have serious kidney dysfunction and will not be able to live without dialysis or a transplant. Some of the kidney diseases in children for which transplants are performed include those that follow below. However, not all conditions require kidney transplantation. Always consult your child's doctor for a diagnosis.

Congenital renal obstructive disorders leading to hydronephrosis including the following:

  • Megaureter
  • Posterior urethral valves
  • Prune belly syndrome
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
  • Vesicoureteral reflux

Other conditions include:

  • Alport syndrome
  • Buerger disease
  • Congenital nephrotic syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Goodpasture syndrome
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Henoch-Schönlein purpura
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Nephropathic and juvenile cystinosis
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Wegener granulomatosis