High prevalence, low pathogenicity of hepatitis G virus in kidney transplant recipients.

@article{Filippi2001HighPL,
  title={High prevalence, low pathogenicity of hepatitis G virus in kidney transplant recipients.},
  author={Francesca De Filippi and Pietro Lampertico and Roberta Soffredini and M G Rumi and Giovanna Lunghi and Adriana Aroldi and Antonio Tarantino and Claudio Ponticelli and Massimo Colombo},
  journal={Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={477-9}
}
BACKGROUND Prevalence and pathogenicity of hepatitis G virus infection in long-term renal transplant recipients, are not fully known. AIM To evaluate long-term impact of HGV infection on liver disease of renal transplanted patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 155 hepatitis B surface antigen negative kidney transplant recipients, followed for a mean of 11 years after renal transplantation, were studied. Of these 48 (31%) patients had persistently elevated serum aminotransferase values… CONTINUE READING