The outcomes of liver transplantation in the pediatric population
have improved significantly over the past two decades. As long-term
survival improves, potential complications related to immunosuppression,
delayed growth and development, and metabolic issues have started to be
seen more commonly in long-term survivors. Hence, general pediatricians
should to be aware of these potential complications in order to optimize
the medical care and the quality of life for children with liver transplantation.
Keywords: Orthotopic liver transplantation, pediatrics, adolescents, long-term complications, health related
quality of life, immunosuppression.
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