Contraindications

In general, intestinal transplants should not be performed in individuals who have significant co-existent medical conditions that have no potential for improvement following transplantation, and which would negate any potential benefit provided by an intestinal transplant in terms of life expectancy or quality of life. If the patient has active infection, malignancy, or HIV, transplantation is contrain-dicated. If there is substantial evidence to indicate that a potential recipient or the primary care givers are not willing or able to reliably assume the responsibilities of the day-to-day management of the potential recipient following the transplant, transplantation is contraindicated.

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