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Bacterial infection 3(11.1) 6(18.1) 5(15.2) 6(14.0)

Recurrence of original disease 1(3.7) 1(3.0) 0(0.0) 1(2.3)

Dialysis-related complications 1(3.7) 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 3(7.0)

FiGURE 16-43

Data from the North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Cooperative Study on causes of death by age group. This study revealed a high rate of attrition among pediatric transplantation recipients under the age of 5 years. It is unclear whether this high rate is due to a higher rate of infection. (From Tejani and cowork-ers [39]; with permission.)

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