Published in Blood Weekly, July 8th, 2004
"Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the main cause of chronic liver disease after renal transplantation (RT). It is considered in some series to be a risk factor for graft loss and patient death. Also, HCV has been implicated in the pathogenesis of glomerular diseases in native and transplanted kidneys," scientists in Spain report.
"The presence of membranoproliferative (MP) or membranous (M) glomerulonephritis (GN) in HCV-positive patients has been well documented after RT, but there is no clear data concerning the real prevalence of HCV-induced glomerulonephritis. MPGN with or...
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