Transplanting Livers from "hCV-Positive" Donors to HCV-Negative Recipients: Increased Experience but Many Unanswered Questions

Nathalie Pena Polanco, David Goldberg

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Abstract

Over the past several years, single- and multi-center case series have reported on the successful use of livers from hepatitis C virus (HCV)-antibody positive and HCV-viremic donors to HCV-negative recipients. Several authors have studied not only the efficacy of this practice but also its cost-effectiveness of transplanting HCV-infected organs to HCV-negative donors. However, previous studies had limited follow-up and had not examined transplants beyond the beginning of 2018. Using national data from 2014-2018, Thuluvath et al. demonstrated that post-transplant outcomes of recipients from either HCV-antibody and/or HCV-viremic donors were not different than those using livers from HCV-negative donors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1022-1023
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume115
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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