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If a person is in end stage renal disease and needs a kidney, would liver damage exclude them from getting a transplant?

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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on severity

The liver can tolerate a significant degree of damage before it becomes apparent that there is a problem. The extent of damage is assessed in multiple ways ranging from understanding symptoms linked to liver disease (if there are any), blood tests, imaging tests, and very often a biopsy to look at the liver cells.
Severe damage will likely require a liver txp too. Mild to moderate damage may not.

In brief: Depends on severity

The liver can tolerate a significant degree of damage before it becomes apparent that there is a problem. The extent of damage is assessed in multiple ways ranging from understanding symptoms linked to liver disease (if there are any), blood tests, imaging tests, and very often a biopsy to look at the liver cells.
Severe damage will likely require a liver txp too. Mild to moderate damage may not.
Dr. Amy Friedman
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Definitely

In order to qualify for a kidney transpalnt, you must be in great physical and mental shape.
Any impairment in other organs will preclude you from getting a kidney transplant. However depending on the severity of your liver disease, you may qualify for a liver-kidney transplantation.

In brief: Definitely

In order to qualify for a kidney transpalnt, you must be in great physical and mental shape.
Any impairment in other organs will preclude you from getting a kidney transplant. However depending on the severity of your liver disease, you may qualify for a liver-kidney transplantation.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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