The preceding discussion has characterized the various types of viral hepatitis, both common and unusual, that can lead to subfulminant hepatic failure. Whenever specific medical therapy exists, it is preferred. If the disease has progressed sufficiently to prohibit survival inspite of medical therapy, OLT is indicated under the umbrella of continuing specific medical therapy. Conversely, if no medical therapy exists, OLT is the only possible therapy but should be used only if extrahepatic disease processes do not prohibit survival. Hopefully, with better and more effective means of immunosuppression, immunosuppression monitoring and the development of additional medical therapies for viruses, OLT will be used less often in cases of subfulminant viral hepatitis in the future.

Van Thiel, D., Wright, H., Fagiuoli, S., Gurakar, A., Caraceni, P. (1993). Liver transplantation for subfulminant hepatitis. INDIAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, 12(3), 22-24.

Liver transplantation for subfulminant hepatitis

Fagiuoli S;
1993

Abstract

The preceding discussion has characterized the various types of viral hepatitis, both common and unusual, that can lead to subfulminant hepatic failure. Whenever specific medical therapy exists, it is preferred. If the disease has progressed sufficiently to prohibit survival inspite of medical therapy, OLT is indicated under the umbrella of continuing specific medical therapy. Conversely, if no medical therapy exists, OLT is the only possible therapy but should be used only if extrahepatic disease processes do not prohibit survival. Hopefully, with better and more effective means of immunosuppression, immunosuppression monitoring and the development of additional medical therapies for viruses, OLT will be used less often in cases of subfulminant viral hepatitis in the future.
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Liver transplantation; subfulminant hepatitis;
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Van Thiel, D., Wright, H., Fagiuoli, S., Gurakar, A., Caraceni, P. (1993). Liver transplantation for subfulminant hepatitis. INDIAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, 12(3), 22-24.
Van Thiel, D; Wright, H; Fagiuoli, S; Gurakar, A; Caraceni, P
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