Pediatric kidney transplantation part 130



Importance of adherence with medical care

Non-adherence means failure to follow up or to adhere to  a treatment plan suggested  by your transplant team. It happens most often in children  and teens between 11 and 20 years of age and even in young adults up to 24 years of age. In cause loss of the kidney transplant. The teen years are times when feelings about independence, body image, and acceptance by peers are very strong. Some of the transplant drugs causes changes in how a person looks and can create a problem with body image. Taking medicine throughout the day may become socially akward as well. It can all be very frustating for a teen.



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