Published in Hepatitis Weekly, May 6th, 2002
Hepatitis C virus is one of the leading reasons for liver transplantations. Doctors say viral recurrence after such surgeries can lead to the formation of liver cirrhosis shortly after the procedure is performed. Isolating a marker or scoring system for those patients most at risk for post-transplantation liver cirrhosis upon HCV recurrence would allow doctors to identify individuals for which extra monitoring or therapy might be needed.
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