Praveen Kc Selvakumar1, Vera Hupertz12, Naveen Mittal3, Kris V Kowdley4, Naim Alkhouri5
1Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.
2Clinical Assistant Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA.
3Texas Liver Institute, University of Texas Health, San Antonio, TX, USA.
4Liver Care Network and Organ Care Research, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA.
5Director of the Metabolic Center, Texas Liver Institute, University of Texas Health, San Antonio, TX, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org.
With recent medical advances, more patients with childhood-onset liver disease and more pediatric liver transplant recipients are surviving into adulthood, generating distinctive challenges to adult primary care providers. Young adults with pediatric liver disease are a unique cohort of patients with different evaluation and monitoring strategies, treatment, complications, and comorbidities. This creates a critical need for successful transition of these patients into adult care, with incorporation of a formal transitional model and multidisciplinary team.