Treatment strategies for chronic hepatitis C prior to and following liver transplantation.

@article{Perumpail2016TreatmentSF,
  title={Treatment strategies for chronic hepatitis C prior to and following liver transplantation.},
  author={Ryan Babu Perumpail and Thomas A Hahambis and Avin Aggarwal and Zobair M Younossi and Aijaz Ahmed},
  journal={World journal of hepatology},
  year={2016},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={69-73}
}
Hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related liver disease is the leading indication for liver transplantation (LT) worldwide. However, HCV is an independent predictor of lower survival following LT, and recurrence of HCV post-LT is virtually universal. The historic standard of care during the interferon era of HCV therapy was expectant management-initiation of antiviral therapy in the setting of documented disease progression following LT. With the advent of new direct acting antiviral (DAA) therapies for… CONTINUE READING

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