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My child received a transplanted kidney. Will their be complication if they get chickenpox?

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Dr. Edward Evans
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: Infection risk

Almost every transplant of any organ must be treated with medication to prevent the immune system from rejecting the organ.
These medications make it harder for the immune system to do its other jobs too. That includes fighting infection. Your child should see a doctor anytime you suspect he/she is sick because of possible complications.

In brief: Infection risk

Almost every transplant of any organ must be treated with medication to prevent the immune system from rejecting the organ.
These medications make it harder for the immune system to do its other jobs too. That includes fighting infection. Your child should see a doctor anytime you suspect he/she is sick because of possible complications.
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology

In brief: Could be

Chickenpox could be more severe in transplant patients.

In brief: Could be

Chickenpox could be more severe in transplant patients.
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