Colorectal disease common after liver transplantation.Colorectal disease affects a significant number of liver transplant liver transplant Hepatic transplant Transplant surgery A procedure that replaces a cancer conquered, metabolically defeated, or substance subjugated liver with one no longer required by its owner, many of whom donate same after an MVA Diseases requiring transplant recipients, but the spectrum of disease differs from that seen in other immunosuppressed Immunosuppressed
A state in which the immune system is suppressed by medications during the treatment of other disorders, like cancer, or following an organ transplantation.
Mentioned in: Fifth Disease patients, according to a report by researchers at the University of Edinburgh Medical School The University of Edinburgh Medical School is part of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine of the University of Edinburgh. Teaching is mainly at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in Little France, Edinburgh, Scotland. in the United Kingdom.
Forty-three patients (14%) underwent evaluation for symptoms of colorectal disease after liver transplantation Liver Transplantation Definition
Liver transplantation is a surgery that removes a diseased liver and replace it with a healthy donor liver.
The liver is the body's principle chemical factory. . Diarrhea resolved in all 31 recipients who developed nonulcerative colitis and diarrhea, whereas 4 of 5 patients with nonulcerative colitis and rectal bleeding died. Four of 7 patients known to have ulcerative colitis prior to transplantation experienced flare-ups of their disease after receiving new livers, the investigators reported. (European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2002;14:231-236.)