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What are complications of a liver transplant?

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Two of the most common complications following liver transplant are rejection and infection.

Your immune system can't tell the difference between your transplanted liver and unwanted invaders, so it may attempt to attack and destroy your new liver. About 64% of all liver-transplant patients have some degree of organ rejection, most within the first 90 days of transplant.

Anti-rejection drugs can suppress your immune system to prevent the liver from being rejected, but they put you at higher risk for infections. This problem lessens over time, and most infections can be treated.

From: Liver Transplantation WebMD Medical Reference

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The American Liver Foundation. 

Sotiropoulos GC. 2009; 87(11): 1672-1680. Transplantation,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 12, 2018

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The American Liver Foundation. 

Sotiropoulos GC. 2009; 87(11): 1672-1680. Transplantation,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 12, 2018

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