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How long to people live with liver transplants?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Unknown: The unfortunate but fundamental truth while dealing with this question is that there is no final and definitive answer. This unavailability of an answer can be attributed to a variety of factors. One of them being that the whole phenomenon of liver transplantation is too recent an endeavor in medical science and hence, research and studies are still being held to understand the possible life expec.
Dr. ASHRAF MALEK commented
Specializes in Hepatology
life expectancy depends on the cause of liver disease for which someone gets transplant. Most common reason for liver transplant in USA is hepatitis C infection. Usually 5 year life expectancy is about 70% or so. The best life expectancy is seen in patients who gets liver transplant for primary biliary cirrhosis ( a type of liver disease that is affected by immune system)
Aug 29, 2012

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