Will a liver transplant be affected by my lupus?

My help. It is unclear whether systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the cause of your liver disease. Liver involvement requiring liver transplantation is a rare complication of SLE, although there are specific issues related to SLE, in general, SLE activity is milder or controlled after transplant. SLE is an autoimmune disorder and the drugs used to treat SLE are often ones used to prevent rejection.

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I'm 22 months out liver transplant due to "cryptogenic cirrhosis" now have stage 3 fibrosis with bridging. No hepc. Lupus. Progression/prognosis?

Discuss with doc. Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. Read more...
Impossible to say. If you have stage 3 fibrosis in the new transplanted liver, that is certainly of concern. The lack of bridging (a precursor to cirrhosis) is encouraging. I am certain you have an entire transplant team available to you - these questions must be posed to your transplant doctors - surgeons, gastroenterologists and others who know your full history to get a meaningful answer, not my guessing. Read more...