Ribavirin therapy for hepatitis C infection following liver transplantation.

  title={Ribavirin therapy for hepatitis C infection following liver transplantation.},
  author={Edward J. Gane and Christopher J Tibbs and John K. Ramage and Bernard C. Portmann and Roger Williams},
  journal={Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation},
  volume={8 1},
Hepatitis C infection following orthotopic liver transplantation may lead to progressive chronic graft dysfunction. In this study, seven liver transplant recipients with chronic allograft dysfunction due to hepatitis C infection (one acquired and six recurrent infections) were treated with oral ribavirin for 6 months. Symptoms of lethargy, nausea and anorexia improved in all patients within 2 weeks of starting the drug, with a fall in serum AST of at least 40% by this time. Ribavirin-induced… CONTINUE READING

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