A patient who recently underwent a kidney transplant is visited by a home health nurse. The nurse assesses the patient for transplant rejection. Which of the following would be present?

Flu-like symptoms
Site tenderness


• The patient is at the highest risk for transplant rejection in the first 3 months

• Common symptoms of transplant rejection are: Fever, flu-like symptoms, malaise, tenderness at the transplant site, fluid retention, and weight gain

• Corticosteroids are prescribed for immunosuppression to prevent transplant rejection, and high-risk patients may receive IV antibodies

• Anemia and polyuria would not be expected findings

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