INFECTION AND DISEASES
Your child will get normal childhood infections (runny noses and coughs, ear infections, sore throats, vomiting and diarrhea and so on). In general, your primary care physician can take care of these infections as if your child has not had a kidney transplant. If your child has had their transplant recently or has just received rejection treatment and develops signs of illness (fever, cough, vomiting, diarrhea) you can call your transplant team for advice as to when it necessary for your child to be seen by either the transplant team or their family doctor or pediatrician. Some infections are more serious in a child who is on immunosuppressant medication after a kidney transplant.