Oral management of the patient with end-stage liver disease and the liver transplant patient.

@article{Douglas1998OralMO,
  title={Oral management of the patient with end-stage liver disease and the liver transplant patient.},
  author={Lorrie Douglas and J Burton Douglass and Jens Sieck and Patrick Smith},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  year={1998},
  volume={86 1},
  pages={55-64}
}
The patient with end-stage liver disease who is in need of a liver transplant should have a pretransplant dental evaluation. Such a patient faces lifelong immunosuppression with an increased risk of infection. This article discusses both the need for control of oral diseases before liver transplantation and guidelines for oral care in the immediately postoperative and long-term transplant patient. Specific indications for antibiotic prophylaxis and antibiotic regimens are presented; in addition… CONTINUE READING

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