A patient who recently underwent a kidney transplant is visited by a home health nurse. Which of the following signs of transplant rejection would the nurse report to the provider?

Fever
Flu-like symptoms
Site tenderness
Weight gain

Explanation

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

• Common symptoms of transplant rejection include: 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.

• Polyuria would not be consistent with transplant rejection.

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