Prophylaxis and treatment of recurrent viral hepatitis after liver transplantation.

  title={Prophylaxis and treatment of recurrent viral hepatitis after liver transplantation.},
  author={Carina Riediger and Pascal O. Berberat and Peter Sauer and Daniel N Gotthardt and Karl Heinz Weiss and Arianeb Mehrabi and Uta Merle and Wolfgang Stremmel and Jens Encke},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  volume={22 Suppl 8},
Chronic hepatitis B or C can cause severe liver diseases such as liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Both viral infections together especially hepatitis c virus infection (HCV) are the mayor indication for liver transplantation in Western Europe and the United States. Recurrence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) or HCV infection after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) plays a key role for the outcome after liver transplantation concerning patient and graft survival rates… CONTINUE READING


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