Management of chronic viral hepatitis before and after renal transplantation.

  title={Management of chronic viral hepatitis before and after renal transplantation.},
  author={Edward J. Gane and Helen Pilmore},
  volume={74 4},
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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