Treatment of hepatitis C recurrence is less successful in female than in male liver transplant recipients.

@article{Giannelli2012TreatmentOH,
  title={Treatment of hepatitis C recurrence is less successful in female than in male liver transplant recipients.},
  author={Valerio Giannelli and Michela Giusto and Alessio Farcomeni and Francesca Romana Ponziani and Maurizio Pompili and Raffaella Vigan{\`o} and Rosa Maria Iemmolo and Maria Francesca Donato and Maria Rendina and Pierluigi Toniutto and Luisa Pasulo and Maria Cristina Morelli and Eleonora De Martin and Lucia Miglioresi and Daniele di Paolo and Stefano Fagiuoli and Manuela Merli},
  journal={Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={448-54}
}
It has been recently suggested that the risk of graft loss after liver transplantation (LT) may increase in female HCV patients. The aim of the study was to examine gender differences in HCV therapy tolerance and outcome in LT patients treated for HCV recurrence. A retrospective study was conducted on liver recipients with HCV recurrence, who were given antiviral therapy from 2001 to 2009 in 12 transplant centers in Italy. Sustained virological response (SVR), adherence-to-therapy, and side… CONTINUE READING

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