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Cirrhotic patients with hereditary hemochromatosis (HHC) have an increased risk of primary liver cancer (PLC). The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of primary liver cancer in patients with HHC undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Five liver transplant centers were surveyed; clinical and pathological data on 37 patients with HHC undergoing OLT […]
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Two patients with liver failure secondary to isoniazid hepatotoxicity were successfully treated with orthotopic liver transplantation. A 49-year-old man received isoniazid prophylaxis for a positive tuberculin test, and a 60-year-old woman was treated for active pulmonary tuberculosis with isoniazid, rifampin, and pyrazinamide. Both patients developed hepatic failure 4 and 1.5 months after initiation of antituberculous […]
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Hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) is a genetic disorder of iron metabolism. It is an uncommon indication for liver transplantation (LT). It has been suggested that patients who undergo LT for cirrhosis related to HH have higher morbidity and mortality from cardiac, infectious and malignant complications. The purpose of this retrospective review was to determine whether these […]