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Ulster Med J. Nov 1998; 67(2): 134–136.
PMCID: PMC2448996
Orthotopic liver transplantation for hepatitis C infection: the best Christmas present?
S. D. Johnston, O. McNulty, E. Mayne, and M. E. Callender
Department of Medicine, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.
Abstract
We report the case of a 60-year-old man with mild Christmas disease, Factor IX 10% of normal, who developed chronic hepatitis C infection after receiving coagulation factor concentrates. Subsequently he developed encephalopathy and liver failure and was referred for liver transplantation. Following transplantation, Factor IX levels rapidly normalised and have remained so, representing a phenotypic cure of his Christmas disease.
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