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Organ transplantation for inherited metabolic disease.
  1. D A Kelly
  1. Liver Unit, Children's Hospital, Ladywood Middleway, Birmingham.


    Liver transplantation for inherited metabolic disease is a therapeutic reality in the 1990s. Careful patient selection and timing and choice of operative procedure should greatly improve the quality of life and long term survival for those children with life threatening metabolic disease. The rapid expansion of molecular genetics and the development of effective gene therapy may well displace liver transplantation as appropriate treatment of these disorders in the future.

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