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Chronic allograft dysfunction: Diagnosis and management. Is it always progressive?
Article first published online: 19 OCT 2005
Copyright © 2005 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Volume 11, Issue S2, pages S63–S68, November 2005
How to Cite
Neuberger, J. (2005), Chronic allograft dysfunction: Diagnosis and management. Is it always progressive?. Liver Transpl, 11: S63–S68. doi: 10.1002/lt.20603
- Issue published online: 19 OCT 2005
- Article first published online: 19 OCT 2005
- 1There are many causes of graft dysfunction post–liver transplant, but recurrent disease remains the most common cause.
- 2Viral hepatitis, nonalcoholic and alcoholic steatohepatitis, and autoimmune diseases are the most common causes of recurrent disease.
- 3Graft hepatitis occurs frequently and in many cases will not progress.
- 4Cirrhosis in the absence of any identifiable cause develops in a minority.
- 5Treatment is of the underlying cause but some, such as recurrent and de novo autoimmune hepatitis and recurrent primary sclerosing cholangitis may not respond well, and regraft may be required. (Liver Transpl 2005;11:63–68.)