Long-term immune response after liver transplantation in patients with spontaneous or post-treatment HCV-RNA clearance.


Recurrent HCV infection after liver transplantation is universal and sustained clearance of HCV-RNA rarely occurs. The aim of this study was to characterize cell-mediated immunity and cytokine production in HCV-infected patients after liver transplant. The study included 6 pretransplantation patients (PT) and 15 liver transplanted patients, including 5 with… (More)