Decreased risk of graft failure with maternal liver transplantation in patients with biliary atresia.

Abstract

The presence of maternal cells in offspring may promote tolerance to noninherited maternal antigens (NIMAs). Children with biliary atresia (BA) have increased maternal cells in their livers, which may impact tolerance. We hypothesized that patients with BA would have improved outcomes when receiving a maternal liver. We reviewed all pediatric liver… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2011.03895.x

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@article{Nijagal2012DecreasedRO, title={Decreased risk of graft failure with maternal liver transplantation in patients with biliary atresia.}, author={Amar Nijagal and Steffen Fleck and N K Hills and S. Feng and Qi Tang and S. M. Kang and Pamela B Rosenthal and Tippi C Mackenzie}, journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons}, year={2012}, volume={12 2}, pages={409-19} }