Six deceased Reye syndrome patients were used as cadaveric renal donors for transplantation into 12 chronic renal failure recipients. Ten of 12 kidneys had immediate function. Two kidneys were subsequently lost because of rejection. The longest functioning homograft is now 12 months posttransplantation. Reye syndrome has not occurred in our transplant recipients.
Firlit CF, Jonasson O, Kahan BD, Bergan JJ. Reye Syndrome Cadaveric KidneysTheir Use in Human Transplantation. Arch Surg. 1974;109(6):797. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01360060067017