Aplastic Anemia after Liver Transplantation for Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis

G. Forbes, J. G. O'Grady, R. Williams, M. G. Courtney, D. P. Nunes, I. J. Temperley, S. R. McCann, D. G. Weir, P. F. Whitington, T. E. Starzl

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To the Editor: Tzakis et al. reported (Aug. 18 issue)1 a 28 percent incidence of aplastic anemia in 32 patients after orthotopic liver transplantation for fulminant or subacute hepatic failure due to non-A, non-B hepatitis. In our experience, this association has not occurred. Since January 1984 we have performed liver transplantations in 21 patients for fulminant or subacute non-A, non-B hepatitis. Sixteen are alive 5 months to 4 1/2 years after transplantation. Four patients were male, and 17 female; 6 were less than 20 years of age at the time of the transplantation. Five patients died (of whom three were….

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-123
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 12 1989

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  • General Medicine


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