Impact of immunosuppressive therapy on hepatitis C infection after renal transplantation.

  title={Impact of immunosuppressive therapy on hepatitis C infection after renal transplantation.},
  author={Alisan Kahraman and Oliver Witzke and Andre. Scherag and Carolin Puetter and Michael Miller and Alexander D{\^e}chene and Susan R Ross and Guido G H Gerken and Phillip Hilgard},
  journal={Clinical nephrology},
  volume={75 1},
BACKGROUND Among patients after renal transplantation (NTx), hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a risk factor for graft loss and patient death caused by hepatic decompensation. Also, HCV has been implicated in the pathogenesis of glomerular diseases in native and transplanted kidneys. Therefore, the aim of this retrospective cohort study was to determine the effects of the widely used calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) cyclosporine A (CsA) and tacrolimus (Tac) on hepatitis C virus replication… CONTINUE READING


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