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Liver Transpl. 2005 Dec;11(12):1603-7.

Hepatic and intestinal schistosomiasis after orthotopic liver transplant.

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Department of Hepatology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK.

Abstract

Schistosomiasis affects 200 to 250 million people worldwide. Hepatic schistosomiasis is a well-recognized cause of chronic liver disease and portal hypertension. There are no previous reports of schistosomiasis post liver transplantation. We report on 2 cases of schistosomiasis in liver transplant recipients--a case of gastric schistosomiasis and a case of hepatic schistosomiasis. A discussion of the pathology of schistosomal infection and a rationale for screening potential liver transplant recipients from endemic areas follows.

PMID:
16315308
DOI:
10.1002/lt.20622
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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