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Is it common for liver transplant surviors to develop diabetes and/or kidney problems?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Significant numbers.

Renal failure after liver transplantation is common.
Subjects with severe kidney impairment (ki) before lt experience further deterioration after lt, & a number of subjects with mild ki also experience further deterioration post lt. Diabetes mellitus should not prevent subjects from undergoing lt, prognosis isno worse & # are cured of dm after lt. 7 - 20+% develop denovo dm after lt. ? > if hepc+ve.

In brief: Significant numbers.

Renal failure after liver transplantation is common.
Subjects with severe kidney impairment (ki) before lt experience further deterioration after lt, & a number of subjects with mild ki also experience further deterioration post lt. Diabetes mellitus should not prevent subjects from undergoing lt, prognosis isno worse & # are cured of dm after lt. 7 - 20+% develop denovo dm after lt. ? > if hepc+ve.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Not common,may occur

It is not common, but as many as 10-30% of liver transplant survivors develop kidney or pancreas problems.
Some liver recipients may already have these problems (or they are in their early stages) at the time of liver failure. Some of the treatments including the immunosuppressive drugs they receive to prevent rejection of the liver can contribute to these problems as well.

In brief: Not common,may occur

It is not common, but as many as 10-30% of liver transplant survivors develop kidney or pancreas problems.
Some liver recipients may already have these problems (or they are in their early stages) at the time of liver failure. Some of the treatments including the immunosuppressive drugs they receive to prevent rejection of the liver can contribute to these problems as well.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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