Liver transplantation: Evading antigens - ABO-incompatible liver transplantation
- Author(s): Zarrinpar, A
- Busuttil, RW
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1038/nrgastro.2015.193
© 2015 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved. Whereas the status of the liver as privileged and exempt from humoral rejection has fallen, attempts at breaching the blood group barrier during transplantation have continued. Previously restricted to paediatric patients and emergencies, advances in immunosuppression protocols have improved outcomes to the point that ABO-incompatible liver transplantation might be more widely used in adults.