Transplantation of Livers From Viremic Hepatitis C Virus-Positive Donors Into Hepatitis C Virus-Negative Recipients
Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation
Response or Comment
Health Services Administration | Hepatology | Surgery | Surgical Procedures, Operative | Virus Diseases
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
Hepatology. 2018 Oct;68(4):1656. doi: 10.1002/hep.30106. Link to article on publisher's site
Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.)
Martins, Paulo N.A., "Transplantation of Livers From Viremic Hepatitis C Virus-Positive Donors Into Hepatitis C Virus-Negative Recipients" (2018). Surgery Publications and Presentations. 177.