Eighteen patients with end stage congenital renal disease requiring kidney transplantation constituted 12 per cent of the transplantation recipients at this institution over the past six years. The post-transplantation course in this group was remarkably satisfactory, with a 94 per cent graft survival at three years. In addition, we analyzed survival data from over 9,900 patients in the Organ Transplant Registry and demonstrated that transplant recipients with end stage congenital renal disease have equal or better five year patient survival compared with those with acquired end stage renal disease. Only those patients with adult polycystic disease had a less satisfactory prognosis, probably because of age-related factors. In contrast, there were few statistical correlations between renal allograft survival, age, and original disease.
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