Management of recurrent viral Hepatitis B and C after liver transplantation

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Current Gastroenterology Reports 03/2006; 8(1):60-6. DOI: 10.1007/s11894-006-0065-x
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Liver transplant teams are often faced with the challenges of managing viral recurrence after liver transplantation. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) remains the most challenging viral disease in the transplant community. Strategies to prevent and delay viral recurrence have slowly developed over the past 5 years. Hepatitis B virus (HBV), previously a contraindication for liver transplantation due to recurrence and cholestasis with allograft failure, is now one of the more favorable indications for liver transplantation as a result of current therapeutic options. This review investigates the up-to-date information on treatment outcomes for HCV and HBV in the period following liver transplant.

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