Published in Hepatitis Weekly, December 28th, 1998
Fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis (FCH) has recently been described after solid organ transplantation in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Typically, FCH is characterized by an ominous clinical course leading to progressive hepatic failure and death if liver transplantation is not performed.
Two HCV infected patients underwent cadaveric renal transplantation for end-stage renal disease resulting from membranous nephropathy and diabetic nephropathy. The time intervals between transplantation and the...
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