Liver transplantation and hepatitis viruses

  • R. Williams
  • J. G. O’Grady
  • S. E. Davies
  • E. Fagan
Part of the Archives of Virology book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 4)


Considerations regarding liver transplantation in viral-hepatitis-related acute liver failure and end-stage chronic liver disease are discussed. Parameters of prognosis and indications for transplantation are presented. Differences according to the causative agent are noted, in particular regarding the danger of reinfection. The role of immunoprophylaxis is addressed as is the question of additional antiviral (interferon) treatment.


Liver Transplantation Orthotopic Liver Transplantation Acute Liver Failure Fulminant Hepatic Failure Fulminant Hepatitis 


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© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Williams
    • 1
  • J. G. O’Grady
    • 1
  • S. E. Davies
    • 1
  • E. Fagan
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Liver StudiesKing’s College School of Medicine and DentistryLondonUK

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