Title

Transplantation of Livers From Viremic Hepatitis C Virus-Positive Donors Into Hepatitis C Virus-Negative Recipients

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation

Publication Date

2018-10-01

Document Type

Response or Comment

Disciplines

Health Services Administration | Hepatology | Surgery | Surgical Procedures, Operative | Virus Diseases

Abstract

I have read with interest the paper by Dr. Bari et al. reporting on the use of livers from hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody–positive, nucleic acid test–negative (nonviremic) donors into HCV negative recipients and would like to congratulate the authors for such important contribution.1 I would like to emphasize that, due to increasing mortality on the waitlist and excellent antiviral treatment, the transplant community should also use livers from HCV viremic donors for selected HCV negative recipients.

DOI of Published Version

10.1002/hep.30106

Source

Hepatology. 2018 Oct;68(4):1656. doi: 10.1002/hep.30106. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.)

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

29888797

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