De novo hepatitis C in children after liver transplantation.

  title={De novo hepatitis C in children after liver transplantation.},
  author={S Mcdiarmid and Andrew Conrad and Marvin E. Ament and Jorge H Vargas and Mart{\'i}n G. Mart{\'i}n and John Alan Goss and Ronald W Busuttil},
  volume={66 3},
BACKGROUND We describe the incidence, results of interferon therapy, and outcome of hepatitis C virus (HCV) hepatitis occurring de novo after pediatric orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). METHODS AND RESULTS Of children undergoing OLT between 1984 and September 1996, 321 children survived for more than 1 year. Of these, 13 (4.0%) developed previously undiagnosed HCV disease, as suggested by HCV antibody testing and HCV polymerase chain reaction and confirmed by liver biopsy. Of the 117… CONTINUE READING
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