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HCV, HBV viral control improves kidney transplant survival rates

Thursday, March 14, 2019 -- Kidney transplant recipients with hepatitis B and hepatitis C in whom viral replication was controlled had similar overall and graft survival rates as patients without viral hepatitis, according to data published in Journal of Hepatology.“The present results suggest ... that antiviral therapy should be systematically proposed to HBV- and/or HCV-infected [kidney transplant recipients] or kidney transplant candidates to prevent the deleterious hepatic and extrahepatic impact of chronic viral replication,” Hélène Fontaine, MD, from the Cochin Hospital in Paris, France,

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