Published in Blood Weekly, August 19th, 2004
Researchers writing in the journal Bone Marrow Transplantation report that "hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may change the outcome of patients undergoing stem cell transplantation. This study aimed at determining the prevalence of the HCV antibody in patients who were alive 10 or more years after BMT, defining the annual progression rate of hepatic fibrosis in those patients, and identifying cases of cirrhosis among those who were positive for HCV antibody."
"Between 1979 and 1990, 259 patients had a bone marrow transplant, and 91 were alive...
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