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can a kidney transplant stop working in a month? if so, why?

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Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Rare but possible: First of all, do you mean the transplanted kidney totally failed and makes no urine? If so, that would be a rare event (but not impossible). Possible causes include severe acute rejection, severe toxicity of anti-rejection meds (e.g.cyclosporine, tacrolimus), post-surgical complications including thrombosis of the blood vessels supplying the kidney or fluid collections causing blocked urine flow
Answered on Jan 23, 2015

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