Hepatitis C virus-infected women have a higher risk of advanced fibrosis and graft loss after liver transplantation than men.

@article{Lai2011HepatitisCV,
  title={Hepatitis C virus-infected women have a higher risk of advanced fibrosis and graft loss after liver transplantation than men.},
  author={Jennifer C. Lai and Elizabeth C. Verna and Robert S Brown and Jacqueline G. O'Leary and James Ford Trotter and Lisa M. Forman and Jeffrey D Duman and Richard G. Foster and Richard Todd Stravitz and Norah A. Terrault},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={418-24}
}
UNLABELLED In natural history studies of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, women have a lower risk of disease progression to cirrhosis. Whether female sex influences outcomes of HCV in the posttransplantation setting is unknown. All patients transplanted for HCV-related liver disease from 2002-2007 at five United States transplantation centers were included. The primary outcome was development of advanced disease, defined as biopsy-proven bridging fibrosis or cirrhosis. Secondary outcomes… CONTINUE READING

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