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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.
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carrollanswered
Family Medicine 26 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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