Shortly after he was born, Lucas Hougom was diagnosed with congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV), a relatively rare but life-threatening virus in newborns that attacked his liver.

Luckily, a friend of the Hougom family was a match to be a living liver donor and Dr. Tony D’Alessandro, a UW Health surgeon, performed this rare liver transplant.

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January 14, 2021


'Miracle Baby' Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Life-Saving Liver Transplant at UW Health