The influence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infection in the recipient on late renal allograft failure.

@article{Morales2004TheIO,
  title={The influence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infection in the recipient on late renal allograft failure.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Morales and Beatriz Dominguez-Gil and D{\'a}maso S{\'a}nz-Guajardo and Jos{\'e} Fernandez and Fernando Escu{\'i}n},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 Suppl 3},
  pages={iii72-6}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic liver disease is one of the most important complications after renal transplantation. Hepatitis B and mainly hepatitis C are the more frequent causes of liver disease. Although there are controversial results, in some series, hepatitis B and hepatitis C are associated with lower graft and patient survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 3365 adult patients who received a renal transplant in 1990 (N = 824), 1994 (N = 1075) and 1998 (N = 1466) with a functioning graft after… CONTINUE READING

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