Common Liver Diseases and Transplantation: An Algorithmic Approach to Work Up and Management

Robert S Brown Jr, MD MPH

Chapter 5: Long-Term Management Of The Liver Transplant Recipient (continued)

James F. Trotter, MD

The long-term management of the liver transplant recipient requires the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of a number of problems that can develop at any point after surgery. This chapter will summarize the basic principles of the more common problems that develop in clinical practice including immunosuppression, rejection, renal complications, recurrent disease, renal complications, evaluation of fever and diarrhea, biliary complications, infections, recurrent disease, malignancy, drug interactions, vaccinations, and bone disease. Because of the success and widespread application of liver…