What are the less common indications for liver transplantation in the US?

Updated: Dec 31, 2017
  • Author: Lemi Luu, MD, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Less common indications include the following:

  • Idiopathic/autoimmune liver disease (12%)
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis (10%)
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis (8%)
  • Acute liver failure (7%)
  • Hepatitis B virus (6%)
  • Metabolic liver disease (eg, inborn errors of metabolism) (3%)
  • Cancer (3%)
  • Others (3%)

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