Epatiti da HCV nei trapiantati di organi toracici

Translated title of the contribution: Hepatitis C virus infection following thoracic organ transplantation

P. Grossi, D. Dalla Gasperina, M. Furione, E. Silini, R. Gulminetti, A. Gavazzi, M. Vigano, L. Minoli

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Abstract

Hepatitis C virus infection in thoracic organ transplant recipients can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Hepatitis C virus infection in 16% of our transplant recipients was found to progress without the development of hepatitis C virus antibodies. Twenty percent of heart transplant recipients rapidly developed a syndrome of severe cholestatic liver disease in the presence of hepatitis C virus infection. Transmission of HCV with the organ from anti-HCV positive donors was observed in 50% of the cases. In the present paper we report prevalence and outcome of HCV infection in a series of 517 thoracic organ transplant recipients.

Translated title of the contributionHepatitis C virus infection following thoracic organ transplantation
Original languageItalian
JournalGiornale Italiano di Malattie Infettive
Volume4
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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