Use of hepatitis-C infected organs increases transplant, but treatment questions remain

Sumary of Use of hepatitis-C infected organs increases transplant, but treatment questions remain:

  • “Drug overdose became the leading cause of injury death in 2013, and hepatitis C is the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the United States with its prevalence only increasing,”.
  • Woolley, MD, MPH, associate clinical director of solid organ transplant infectious diseases at Brigham and Women Hospital, told the audience at the virtual American Transplant Congress..
  • “Fortunately, there have been many advances in hepatitis C and now, for the past 6 years, we’ve had direct acting antiviral agents [DAAs] which has transformed the way we think about and are able to manage hepatitis.”.
  • she said, “we have to keep in mind these studies were performed many years ago in the absence of a well-tolerated and highly effective antiviral treatment for hepatitis C ……

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