Epidemiology and clinical course of liver diseases: identification of candidates for hepatic transplantation

Hepatology. 1984 Jan-Feb;4(1 Suppl):84S-94S. doi: 10.1002/hep.1840040722.


Among a variety of liver diseases that have been treated by hepatic transplantation, several were chosen for evaluation because of their frequency or high rate of fatality. Information regarding the incidence and prevalence in the United States, the natural history with conventional therapy, and prognostic indicators of a terminal phase is reviewed. Based on this information, specific candidates for hepatic transplantation are identified.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Liver Diseases / diagnosis
  • Liver Diseases / epidemiology
  • Liver Diseases / surgery*
  • Liver Transplantation*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
  • Prognosis
  • United States