Management of Renal Transplant Patients in the Emergency Department


  • Mehmet Ergin
  • Ümran Dal
  • Deniz Granit
  • Semra Aslay
  • Mehmet Selhanoğlu

Received Date: 27.09.2014 Accepted Date: 30.12.2014 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2015;14(2):83-87

Solid organ transplant patients constitute a special population in the emergency departments (EDs). Increasing numbers of patients are reported in EDs for transplantation-related complications. Complications related to organ transplantation can be categorized into four groups: anatomical, infection, rejection, and drug toxicity. In patients presenting to the ED, all these categories should be considered in the differential diagnosis. However, the exact etiology, may not be known until admission to the hospital for further evaluation. Therefore, every complaint from a transplant patient should be carefully evaluated. In this study, we will review the principles for the management of patients with renal transplantation in the ED.

Keywords: Renal failure, transplantation, emergency care