Liver Transplant And MSUD: Thankful And Shocked


Liver Transplant And MSUD: Thankful And Shocked


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Jean Handler, who was cured of Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) by a liver transplant, is both thankful to her doctors and shocked that her life with the disease is over. It will take her some time to adjust to living normally, she says. Background Info Transplant surgeons at Emory University Hospital are the first in the state of Georgia to perform a very rare domino liver transplant procedure. In effect, the procedure is saving two lives and curing one rare disease (Maple Syrup Urine Disease - MSUD) in a 24-year-old patient, and dramatically improving the quality of life in the other patient, who has suffered a lifetime battle with hemophilia, and more recently hepatitis C. Related Links Emory University Hospital Performs Georgia's First Domino Liver Transplant http://shared.web.emory.edu/whsc/news/releases/2009/08/georgias-first-domino-liver-transplant.html New tool in the fight for scarce donor organs http://www.emoryhealthsciblog.com/?p=551 Liver Transplant Program at Emory http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/transplant-center/liver-transplant/


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