Liver dysfunction is not uncommon after blood or marrow transplant.  Problems can be caused by drug toxicity and include liver GvHD, viral hepatitis and veno-occlusive disease (where the small veins in the liver become blocked).

As a blood or marrow transplant patient you are likely to have blood levels of your liver enzymes measured at each clinic visit.  Your doctors may see a liver problem without you having any symptoms.

If you do develop liver problems you may need some treatment and may be referred to a liver specialist.

This website has information on general liver problems and how to look after your liver

http://www.britishlivertrust.org.uk/

This website has information on liver GvHD

http://cancerhelp.cancerresearchuk.org/coping-with-cancer/coping-physically/gvhd/treatment/treatment-for-acute-gvhd#liver

These websites have information on viral hepatitis

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Hepatitis/Pages/Introduction.aspx

http://www.hepctrust.org.uk/

This website has information on veno-occlusive disease

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Cancertreatment/Treatmenttypes/Stemcellbonemarrowtransplants/Allogeneic(donor)stemcelltransplants/Sideeffects/Sideeffectsafteratransplant.aspx#DynamicJumpMenuManager_6_Anchor_7

 

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