alexa Liver transplantation and hepatitis C.
Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences

Journal of Bioanalysis & Biomedicine

Author(s): Willems M, Metselaar HJ, Tilanus HW, Schalm SW, de Man RA

Abstract Share this page

Abstract End-stage liver disease caused by chronic hepatitis C viral infection is one of the major indications for liver transplantation. However, evidence for ongoing viral replication can already be found days after surgery and may lead sequentially to lobular hepatitis, chronic active hepatitis, fibrosis and liver cirrhosis. In some patients, this evolution is remarkably fast, most probably enhanced by the immunosuppressive therapy. A minority of patients develop a clinical picture of progressive cholestatic liver disease with histological signs of chronic rejection, which may necessitate retransplantation. While the 1- and 5-year survival rates for all patients transplanted because of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-induced liver cirrhosis are satisfactory, severe complications of disease recurrence are nonetheless expected during the first and second decade after liver transplantation. Larger and preferably randomized studies are needed to investigate whether combination therapy with interferon and ribavirin, preferably initiated as soon as possible after liver transplantation, prevents the fast evolution to cirrhosis without the appearance of chronic rejection and the expected complications of recurrent end-stage HCV-induced liver disease. The final goal should be the inhibition of viral replication even before liver transplantation, but other antiviral strategies should probably be used to attain this goal in patients with decompensated cirrhosis. Although the recurrence of a hepatitis C infection and concomitant disease in the liver graft may cause substantial morbidity, end-stage liver disease and liver failure caused by a chronic hepatitis C infection remain good indications for liver transplantation. This article was published in Transpl Int and referenced in Journal of Bioanalysis & Biomedicine

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords