Published in Blood Weekly, November 3rd, 2005
"Renal transplant (RTx) patients with hepatitis C frequently show normal levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and the significance of ALT in this group has not been established," according to researchers in Brazil.
R.M. Perez and colleagues, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, conducted research "to determine the value of ALT as a marker of histologic hepatic damage in RTx patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. HCV-RNA-positive RTx patients with a liver biopsy were analyzed regarding staging and the grading of periportal and...
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