Nerve Pain After Liver Transplant Suggests Need for Earlier Surgery

Nerve Pain After Liver Transplant Suggests Need for Earlier Surgery

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Nerve Pain After Liver Transplant Suggests Need for Earlier Surgery

A young woman with acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) experienced neuropathic pain — a type of pain caused by nerve damage — after receiving a liver transplant, according to a report from investigators in Brazil. For the first five months following the procedure, the woman experienced no symptoms, but then neuropathic pain in the abdomen and back regions reappeared. Prior to the liver transplant, the patient had been unsuccessfully treated for recurrent and disabling AIP, with…

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