Recurrence of autoimmune hepatitis after liver transplantation without elevation of alanine aminotransferase.

@article{Yao2007RecurrenceOA,
  title={Recurrence of autoimmune hepatitis after liver transplantation without elevation of alanine aminotransferase.},
  author={Huaiqi Yao and Kojiro Michitaka and Yoshio Tokumoto and Yosuke Murata and Toshie Mashiba and Masanori Abe and Yoichi Hiasa and Norio Horiike and Morikazu Onji},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 10},
  pages={1618-21}
}
It is controversial whether steroid therapy should be continued to prevent the recurrence of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) in patients who have undergone liver transplantation (LTx) due to AIH. We report a case of recurrent autoimmune hepatitis after LTx despite a persistently normal range of alanine aminotransferase (ALT). A 50-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of jaundice and severe liver dysfunction, where she was diagnosed with liver failure due to AIH. Steroid therapy was… CONTINUE READING
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