Recurrence of autoimmune hepatitis in children after liver transplantation.

  title={Recurrence of autoimmune hepatitis in children after liver transplantation.},
  author={Audrey H. Birnbaum and Keith J. Benkov and Nanci Pittman and Yvonne B McFarlane-Ferreira and Joel R. Rosh and Neal S LeLeiko},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  volume={25 1},
BACKGROUND Liver transplantation is recognized as the appropriate treatment for end-stage liver disease due to chronic active autoimmune hepatitis. While it was initially thought that the disease did not recur after transplant, it is now generally accepted that adult patients may develop recurrent disease, with studies reporting a recurrence rate of < or = 25%. We have noted a higher incidence of recurrent autoimmune hepatitis in our pediatric patients undergoing liver transplant, with a high… CONTINUE READING
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