Treatment of hepatitis C in potential lung transplant candidates.

@article{Doucette2007TreatmentOH,
  title={Treatment of hepatitis C in potential lung transplant candidates.},
  author={Karen Elizabeth Doucette and Justin Weinkauf and Suzanne Sumner and Karen M Ens and Dale Lien},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2007},
  volume={83 12},
  pages={
          1652-5
        }
}
International guidelines list hepatitis C virus (HCV) as a contraindication to lung transplant (LTx). Since the development of these guidelines, the natural history of HCV after nonhepatic transplant has been clarified, and more effective antiviral therapy is available. In renal transplant candidates, HCV treatment before transplantation improves posttransplant outcome. There are no data regarding the safety and efficacy of HCV therapy in LTx candidates. We describe the outcomes of HCV… CONTINUE READING

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