Long Term Complications in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients: What Every Pediatrician Should Know

Author(s): Dalia Youssef, Azfar Niazi, Naim Alkhouri.

Journal Name: Current Pediatric Reviews

Volume 12 , Issue 3 , 2016

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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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VOLUME: 12
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2016
Page: [209 - 221]
Pages: 13
DOI: 10.2174/1573396312666160627124242
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