liver & tb problems 
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 liver & tb problems

I need to know if someone with liver problems related to alchol comes down
with tb can she recieve a transplant liver from her son or daughter.We have
been told that due to the severity of the liver deteration that she can not
recieve medication she is not expected to live long and I would like to know
if the doctors are doing there best if there's nothing that can be done or
if there is something,what can a concerned son do to help.I would like to hear
from anybody that can help and can be reached at (915)778-5365 please do not
take offense to the )if the doctors are doing there best)comment.I'm just
worried and know that most doctors really care.Please respond as soon as
possible will read msg area again sunday 25th.thanks to all who care and treat
the sick keep up the good work.

s

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Uucp: ...{gatech,ames,rutgers}!ncar!asuvax!stjhmc!381!61!Charles.Moore



Thu, 10 Feb 1994 22:15:04 GMT
 liver & tb problems

Quote:
>I need to know if someone with liver problems related to alchol comes down
>with tb can she recieve a transplant liver from her son or daughter.We have
>been told that due to the severity of the liver deteration that she can not
>recieve medication she is not expected to live long and I would like to know
>if the doctors are doing there best if there's nothing that can be done or
>if there is something,what can a concerned son do to help.I would like to hear
>from anybody that can help and can be reached at (915)778-5365 please do not
>take offense to the )if the doctors are doing there best)comment.I'm just
>worried and know that most doctors really care.Please respond as soon as
>possible will read msg area again sunday 25th.thanks to all who care and treat
>the sick keep up the good work.

I assume that the "tb" that you are referring to is the TB, however how this
pertains to the aforementioned patients liver failure is unexplained.  I can
comment, however, on the possiblity of son/daughter to mother transplantation.
In brief, it's not really possible.  What you might be thinking is that,
since they can to mother/father to son/daughter transplants (that is,
living-related liver donation - pioneered at the U. of C., no less !!) why
not the other way around.  Well, it's proably due to size.  With the parent
to child tranplantation, they remove a lobe of the parents liver, which is
often large enough to fit in a small child (between the ages of 0 and 2 or 3).
The nice thing about this, is that the parent (donor) liver regenerates,
and the transplanted liver in the child, I believe, grows with the child.

However, in the case of an {*filter*} needing a liver, you'd need a full-size
liver.  When they look for donor livers, they need to match patients based
on tissue type and size.  If a son/daughter wanted to donate to their
mom/dad, it would require the whole liver, which would be fatal to the
son/daughter.

{*filter*}-related (or even non-related) end stage liver disease is a tragedy.
I have a feeling that if the doctors tell you that there is little more that
can be done (apart from looking for a donor liver) then they're probably
telling the truth.  For end stage liver disease, a transplant is usually the
only cure.  Good luck in your search for a donor liver.

-- Sam

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Fri, 11 Feb 1994 08:05:45 GMT
 
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