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Do people have liver transplants for porphyria?

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Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
Yes: Some types of porphyrias may lead to liver failure requiring a liver transplant.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carrollanswered
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Yes they do. People with porphyria need to be cautious as the reasons for liver failure for their native liver can also cause the same in the transplanted liver.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Why do people need liver transplants?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Transplant Surgery 20 years experience
Liver failure: There are a number of conditions that lead to shutdown of the liver. Some you can be born with, others are anatomic problems, some are infections and still others are toxins. Regardless of the cause when the liver doesn't work our bodies don't work. The only cure for total liver failure is transplantation.

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