Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 27, issue 2, P285-304 2013 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2013.02.003 View full text
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Geeta S. Karnik, Kirti Shetty

Abstract: End-stage liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma from chronic hepatitis C are the most common indications for orthotopic liver transplantation and the incidence of both are projected to increase over the next decade. Recurrent hepatitis C virus infection of the allograft is associated with an accelerated progression to cirrhosis, graft loss, and death. This article presents an overview of the natural history of hepatitis C virus recurrence in liver transplant recipients and guidance on optimal management s…

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