Umbilical cord blood
is used as a source of stem cells which can be induced to regenerate hepatocytes. Any person requiring Liver transplantation
will benefit from Stem cells. Liver transplantation in autoimmune hepatitis
is considered in patients with hepatic failure unresponsive to corticosteroid/immunosuppressive treatment, decompensated cirrhosis with an End-Stage Liver Disease
. Advantage of Umbilical cord stem cells is that it is easily available and success has been seen even with partial HLA match. However, in autoimmune hepatitis chances of recurrences are there even with stem cell therapy.