What are the clinical signs of acute rejection following liver transplantation?

Updated: Dec 31, 2017
  • Author: Lemi Luu, MD, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Liver transplant recipients may present for any complaint observed in the general population. Vigilance must be maintained to detect rejection and infection, because these conditions may have subtle presentations. Acute rejection is most commonly detected clinically by the presence of jaundice. Right-upper-quadrant tenderness or generalized abdominal tenderness may be present. [3]


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