Response to steroids in de novo autoimmune hepatitis after liver transplantation.

  title={Response to steroids in de novo autoimmune hepatitis after liver transplantation.},
  author={Magdalena Salcedo and Javier Vaquero and Rafael Ba{\~n}ares and Margarita Rodr{\'i}guez-Mahou and Emilio {\'A}lvarez and Jose L Vicario and Alicia Hern{\'a}ndez-Alb{\'u}jar and Jos{\'e} Luis R T{\'i}scar and Diego Rinc{\'o}n and Sonia Alonso and Alejandro De Diego and Gerardo Clemente},
  volume={35 2},
Graft dysfunction associated with autoimmune phenomena has been recently described in liver transplant recipients without previous autoimmune disease. However, the natural history, diagnostic criteria, and definitive therapeutic approach of de novo autoimmune hepatitis (de novo AIH) are poorly understood. We report 12 cases of de novo AIH 27.9 +/- 24.5 months after liver transplantation: the outcome of 7 patients treated with steroids is compared with a group of 5 nontreated patients… CONTINUE READING


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