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Liver Transplantation in a Hemophiliac

Lewis, JH and Bontempo, FA and Spero, JA and Ragni, MV and Starzl, TE (1985) Liver Transplantation in a Hemophiliac. New England Journal of Medicine, 312 (18). 1189 - 1190. ISSN 0028-4793

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Abstract

To the Editor: A cure rather than a treatment has long been the goal of those caring for and those suffering from hemophilia. Encouraging results were obtained some years ago with the transplantation of normal livers into a dog with mild hemophilia1,2 and into four others with severe hemophilia.3 Two dogs given transplants survived more than 100 days and produced coagulation factor VIII in quantities sufficient to maintain normal levels. The first “cure” in a human being appears to have been achieved, at least temporarily, in a 15-year-old boy with hemophilia and severe chronic active hepatitis, who received a liver. © 1985, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Lewis, JH
Bontempo, FA
Spero, JA
Ragni, MV
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 2 May 1985
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: New England Journal of Medicine
Volume: 312
Number: 18
Page Range: 1189 - 1190
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1056/nejm198505023121812
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0028-4793
Article Type: Correspondence/Letter
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062115450, Starzl CV No. 584
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:09
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2019 13:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3970

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