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Ann Hepatol. 2011 Jul-Sep;10(3):361-4.

Operational tolerance after liver transplantation, more common than we think: a case report.

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Department of Gastroenterology, Medical School, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.


Operational tolerance after liver transplantation has been described in around 20% of the recipients. These patients are able to maintain a normal graft function in the absence of immunosuppressive drugs, thus being free of adverse effects that are common and frequently severe. Here we present a well-documented case of operational tolerance after liver transplantation and discuss current concepts on this topic with emphasis on recent findings that will potentially allow for identifying graft-tolerant patients.

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