Hepatitis C Virus and Organ Transplantation

Jose M. Morales, Amado Andres, Jose M. Campistol, Joshua Miller, David Roth, Eugene R. Schiff, Daniel Candinas, Helen I. Joller-Jemelka, Felix Largiader, Brian J.g. Pereira, Andrew S. Levey

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Abstract

To the Editor: Pereira et al. (Sept. 24 issue)1 recommended that organs from donors with antibodies to hepatitis C virus (HCV) not be used, even in anti-HCV-positive recipients, because of the heterogeneity of HCV and because the safety of these transplants has not been established1,2. In Spain, although the number of renal transplantations is increasing,3 more than 6000 patients who are receiving dialysis are awaiting kidney transplantation. Hence, the policy in our hospitals is to allow the transplantation of anti-HCV-positive kidneys into seropositive recipients if there is good HLA-DR matching and if informed consent has been obtained4,…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-513
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume328
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 18 1993

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    Morales, J. M., Andres, A., Campistol, J. M., Miller, J., Roth, D., Schiff, E. R., Candinas, D., Joller-Jemelka, H. I., Largiader, F., Pereira, B. J. G., & Levey, A. S. (1993). Hepatitis C Virus and Organ Transplantation. New England Journal of Medicine, 328(7), 511-513. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199302183280714