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POST TRANSPLANT LONG TERM FOLLOW UP

What is the long-term outlook after a liver transplant?

Living with a transplant is a lifelong process. Medications that trick the immune system must be given so it will not attack the transplanted organ. Other medications must be given to prevent side effects of the anti-rejection medications, such as infection. Frequent visits to and contact with the transplant team are essential.

There is no good answer as to how long an individual can be expected to live after a liver transplant. Each person is different and every transplant is different. Results improve continually as physicians and scientists learn more about how the body deals with transplanted organs and search for ways to improve the success of transplantation.

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