Management of chronic viral hepatitis before and after renal transplantation.

@article{Gane2002ManagementOC,
  title={Management of chronic viral hepatitis before and after renal transplantation.},
  author={Edward J. Gane and Helen Pilmore},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2002},
  volume={74 4},
  pages={427-37}
}
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is present in 2-50% of renal transplant recipients and patients receiving hemodialysis. Renal transplantation confers an overall survival benefit in HCV positive (HCV+) hemodialysis patients, with similar 5-year patient and graft survival to those without HCV infection. However, longer-term studies have reported increased liver-related mortality in HCV-infected recipients. Unfortunately, attempts to eradicate HCV infection before transplant have been… CONTINUE READING

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