Hepatitis C virus infection and renal transplantation.

  title={Hepatitis C virus infection and renal transplantation.},
  author={Fabrizio Fabrizi and Paul Martin and Claudio Ponticelli},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={38 5},
With the success of organ transplantation, liver disease has emerged as an important cause of morbidity and mortality of renal transplant (RT) recipients. Numerous studies performed during the 1990s have shown that hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the leading cause of chronic liver disease among RT recipients. The transmission of HCV by renal transplantation of a kidney from an HCV-infected organ donor has been shown unequivocally. Liver biopsy is essential in the evaluation of liver… CONTINUE READING