Does a positive pretransplant crossmatch affect long-term outcome in liver transplantation?
AffiliationDivision of Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery, William Beaumont, Hospital/Oakland University Medical School, Royal Oak, MI 48073, USA.
MeSHGraft Rejection/immunology/prevention & control
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CitationTransplantation. 2011 Feb 15;91(3):261-2.
AbstractDespite the historical success of liver transplantation in the face of a positive lymphocytic crossmatch, increased incidence of acute cellular rejection and graft loss have been reported in this setting. Given the potential adverse effects of antirejection treatment, especially in hepatitis C virus-positive recipients, identification of predisposing factors could allow for better surveillance, avoidance of rejection, and potentially better graft outcomes.