Successful liver transplantation for giant cell hepatitis and Coombs-positive hemolytic anemia: a case report.

@article{Akyildiz2005SuccessfulLT,
  title={Successful liver transplantation for giant cell hepatitis and Coombs-positive hemolytic anemia: a case report.},
  author={Murat Akyildiz and Zeki Karasu and Ciğdem Arikan and Deniz Nart and Murat Kilic},
  journal={Pediatric transplantation},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={
          630-3
        }
}
Giant cell hepatitis (GCH) with autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AHA) is a distinct entity with an aggressive course. Drugs, autoimmunity, and viruses have been implicated in its etiology. Without treatment, liver dysfunction is progressive and fatal. Although successful immunosuppressive treatment has been reported, a few patients have undergone liver transplantation with recurrence of the primary disease in the allograft. We report, an 18-year-old boy with progressive GCH with AHA without… CONTINUE READING
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