Chapter 53. Pregnancy

  1. Richard N. Fine MD Dean Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics4,
  2. Steven A. Webber MBChB, MRCP Professor of Pediatrics5,
  3. Kim M. Olthoff MD, FACS Associate Professor of Surgery Director6,
  4. Deirdre A. Kelly MD, FRCPI, FRCP, FRCPCH Professor of Paediatric Hepatology7 and
  5. William E. Harmon MD Professor of Pediatrics8
  1. Vincent T. Armenti MD, PhD Professor of Surgery1,
  2. Michael J. Moritz MD Professor of Surgery2 and
  3. John M. Davison MD Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology3

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312720.ch53

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

How to Cite

Armenti, V. T., Moritz, M. J. and Davison, J. M. (2007) Pregnancy, in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition (eds R. N. Fine, S. A. Webber, K. M. Olthoff, D. A. Kelly and W. E. Harmon), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312720.ch53

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York 11794-8111, USA

  2. 5

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Children's Hospital, 3705 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

  3. 6

    Liver Transplant Program, University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2 Dulles, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

  4. 7

    The Liver Unit, Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Trust, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6NH, UK

  5. 8

    Division of Nephrology, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Hunn-319, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Abdominal Organ Transplant Program, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  2. 2

    Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA, USA

  3. 3

    Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405124072

Online ISBN: 9781444312720



  • post-transplant pregnancy;
  • corticosteroids;
  • tacrolimus and prednisone;
  • comorbid factors;
  • well-designed case–control studies;
  • cyclosporine-treated recipients;
  • structural malformations


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Commonly Used Immunosuppressive Agents and Pregnancy Exposure

  • Kidney Transplant Recipients

  • Liver Transplant Recipients

  • Liver-Kidney Transplant Recipients

  • Heart Transplant Recipients

  • Lung Transplant Recipients

  • Other Solid Organ Recipients (Pancreas/Kidney, Heart/Lung)

  • Management and Summary

  • Acknowledgments

  • References