The high incidences of hypertension, preeclampsia, and infection during pregnancy underscore the high-risk nature of pregnancy in both pancreas-kidney and kidney alone recipients.
Although overall offspring outcomes are similar in both PK and K groups, pregnancy in PK recipients may be associated with higher incidences of maternal infections and overall graft loss.
Centers are encouraged to report all pregnancies in transplant recipients to the NTPR.
Recommended CitationGitman, Lyuba; Carlin, Faith; Coscia, Lisa A.; McGrory, Carolyn H.; Armenti, Dawn; and Armenti, Vincent T., "Pregnancy Outcomes in Pancreas-Kidney vs. Kidney-Alone Diabetic Female Transplant Recipients" (2010). Department of Surgery Faculty Papers. Paper 29.