Drinking and smoking increases risk of tissue rejection

by Medindia Content Team on  January 23, 2006 at 11:58 AM Lifestyle News
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Drinking and smoking increases risk of tissue rejection
The woman who underwent the world's first face transplant in France is frequently visiting the bar near the hospital. Doctors say that she is increasing the risk of tissue rejection by smoking and drinking.

Isabelle Dinoire, 38, hailing from France was given an entirely new face after she had been attacked by her pet dog last year. It was very difficult for her to eat and communicate with others. The donor of the face was a 46-year old teacher who was brain dead at a hospital in Lyon.

Professor Jean-Michel Dubernard, who headed the surgery team, said that smoking can affect her new lips which would result in tissue rejection.

But he also said that he was happy that she is recovering well with the guidance of the psychiatrist and visiting new places.

It is also known from the official record that she is given Prednisone to suppress the reaction of her immune system and inflammation process after her body almost rejected her new face earlier in the month.

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