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December 1974

Reye Syndrome Cadaveric KidneysTheir Use in Human Transplantation

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Urology, Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University (Dr. Firlit); the Department of Surgery, University of Illinois, Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine (Dr. Jonasson); and the Department of Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University School of Medicine (Drs. Kahan and Bergan), Chicago.

Arch Surg. 1974;109(6):797. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01360060067017

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.