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Viral hepatitis after liver transplantation

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Associate Professor, Marina Berenguer, Hospital Universitario La FE, Servicio de Gastroenterología y Hepatología, Avda Campanar 21, Valencia 46009, Spain. Email: mbhaym@teleline.es

Abstract

Recurrence of the original liver disease following liver transplantation is a typical complication in viral hepatitis. Recent advances, particularly the development of strategies to prevent or effectively treat hepatitis B, have led to substantial improvements in the post-transplantation outcome of hepatitis B candidates. While the efficacy of antivirals to treatrecurrent hepatitis C has improved in recent years, there is as yet no therapy to universally prevent recurrent infection, and tolerability of antivirals remains a matter of concern.

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